Notorious ringleader of banned Deobandi takfiri terrorist outfit ASWJ (Sipah-e-Sahaba) Masroor Jhangvi was disqualified as Member of Punjab Assembly after Lahore High Court (LHC) issued order due to a number of terrorism cases against him.
The LHC announced the verdict on a petition filed by Muzaffar Abbas, who contended that the lawmaker had been involved in six different cases hence not eligible to be a member of the provincial assembly.
Masroor is son of Haq Nawaz Jhangvi, the founder of terrorist group Sipah-e-Sahaba that now renamed as ASWJ and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is named after his father. Masroor too inherited that legacy and continued to politics of hatred, intolerance, violent extremism and terrorism being the leader of his father’s party. Due to foreign funding and local adjustments with the Punjab-based bigwigs of the ruling PML-N, he was given a free hand and was allowed to contest and become MPA from Jhang PP-78 in 2016. Then, he tried to hoodwink people by switching to another Deobandi party JUI-F.
The 31-year-old Masroor has also been included in a list of people, suspected of having ties with militants, under Fourth Schedule of Anti-Terrorism Act 2017.