IF GENERAL ZIA UL HAQUE WAS AS BAD AS PROJECTED
WHAT WAS THE NEED TO ASSASSINATE HIM SO BRUTALLY
People doing good to the country go through this rigour
The Mantra of Zia bashing is evident in section of the society. Obviously everyone can be bashed and Zia did plenty to get some kind of bashing by many, but those who bash him, bash him for all the wrong reasons. Again it is the lobbies who assassinated him, would want him to be remembered in the bad sense. And when someone is not in power, no one feels like even defending that person. The one strong point of General Zia ul Haque was his establishing the supermacy of the Ideology of Pakistan and that is something which sends shivers through the enemies of Pakistan.
In his life time, the comparison was between Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhuttto and General Za ul Haque. Both earned the title of Shaheed from their emotional fanatics. And yet one died for being indirectly responsible for the death of the father of an upright politician, Ahmad Raza Qasuri. Qasuri Sahib is a gentleman of the highest order and one sees no reason why he could not pursue the murder of his father. General Sahib on the other hand was in line of fire for his defense of Pakistan. He died for Pakistan and in active duty. He is certainly classified as a Shaheed by any count.
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Poor Zia ul Haque was a self made man, with very ordinary background. That he could outwit many of the best intelligensia of the world, gives him credit of very high merit. It is the people who polished his shoes in his lifetime, who could move to the other side for material gains.
There are people in the Military who feels that General Sahib managed his promotions by outwitting others too. That a silver spooned intellectual thought of him as the dumb General who would serve him well, by retiring a host of other Generals. That dumb General taught the intellectual some lessons in learning. However Brigadier Zia ul Haque did play foul games in Jordan and people close to him, could testify his ruthlessness in wishing to get ahead at any cost. He was no saint but by dying for Pakistan, he earned sainthood in the process. Many people who snub him are addicted to the so called finer things of the West, that means precisely addiction to alcoholic contents.
General Zia ul Haque did many things on merit. Awards given by him were on merit. Roads named by him were merit. The Independence Day of 14th August became alive again under him. Haunted by Jamat Islami, the arch enemy of Ghulam Ahmad Pervaiz, General Zia ul Haque had the decency to award the gold medal of PAKISTAN MEDAL for the services of Pervaiz Sahib to the country Pakistan. So stop bashing General Sahib. With all his faults, he did good to the country. If he railed against the Constitution of Pakistan of the Parliamentary Democracy, it was nothing new. Quaid e Azam himself had rejected all ideas of such a constitution. We have known quite a few constitutions and the one made by Field Marshal Ayub Khan in 1964 was an excellent document suited to the needs of the people. Who usurped it? The man who was hanged for his follies. The golden periods of Pakistan remain the three tenures of Military rule in Pakistan.