What is happening in Islamabad with Faizabad Dharna, still ongoing at the time of the writing article, is a disturbing development, which needs to be appreciated better by the powers that be in our country. Barelvi Sunnis were long held to be the Low Church or softer face of Sunni Islam in Pakistan. This does not mean of course that their views regarding Ahmadis for example were any different but that by and large they were willing to live and let live. Now they are baying for blood.
In my article Republic of Pakistan; Jinnah’s Pakistan (October 30, 2017), I argued that it is about time that we became the Republic of Pakistan and gave up this obsession with the undefined concept of an “Islamic Republic” which has only confused the idea of equal citizenship in this country. In it I had relied on Pakistan’s founding father Jinnah’s explicit promise made during several of his speeches and statements explaining the future government of Pakistan.
Mr Jinnah’s only daughter Dina Jinnah, whose married name was Dina Wadia, passed away in New York on 2nd November 2017 at the age of 98. Thus ends our direct connection with the man who we hold up as our founding father. Yet for 69 years since the passing of the Quaid-e-Azam as we call him, Dina made no attempt to use her special heritage to extract any advantages from the government of Pakistan.
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