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Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq 12 August 1924 in jalandhar india was a Pakistani military dictator and four-star general who served as the 6th President of Pakistan after declaring martial law in 1977. He ruled from 1978 until his death in 1988 and remains country’s longest-serving head of state after Ayub Khan.

Educated at Delhi University, Zia saw action in World War II as a British Indian Army officer, before opting for Pakistan in 1947 and fighting in the war against India in 1965. In 1970, he led the Pakistan military's training mission in Jordan, proving instrumental to putting down the Black September insurgency against King Hussein. In recognition, Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto approved Zia's four-star appointment and elevated him as the Chief of Army Staff in 1976. Following civil disorder, Zia deposed Bhutto in a military coup and declared martial law on 5 July 1977. Bhutto was controversially tried by the Supreme Court and executed less than two years later, for authorising the murder of a political opponent.

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ماشااللہ اللہ اکبر پاکستان زنداآباد سردار

Author — Sikandarbutt Sikandarbutt


General zia was the puppet of America like saddam, usama and dr afia.

Author — Scientist


Plz get your facts right. The qadiani thing in the constitution was introduced by Bhutto. Qadeer Khan was brought to Pakistan by Bhutto as well and Gen Zia continued the program. Not a very smart move to spew hate about any minority group, whether qadiani or whoever.

Author — Fahad Chaudhary


اللہ پاک انکو جنت الفیردوس مقام عطاء فرمائے ۔ آمین ثمہ آمین

Author — Fazal Rehman


The PTM in Pakistan: Another Bangladesh in the making?

A disaster looms in Pakistan, if the demands of the Pashtun population remain unaddressed.

Taha Siddiqui by Taha Siddiqui
18 hours ago
A year ago today, a young man named Naqeebullah Mehsud was killed in an alleged shoot-out in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi. The police initially claimed that Mehsud was a "hardened member of the Pakistani Taliban" and was killed during a raid on "a terrorist hideout".

But his family, friends and some human rights organisations questioned this claim, saying Mehsud was just an innocent shopkeeper and aspiring model.

The government ordered an investigation. The police committee probing the incident found no evidence of a shoot-out or terrorist activity and was determined that Mehsud was killed by the police in a "fake encounter" - a practice Pakistani security forces are often accused of being involved in. Officers accused of being involved in the killing were put on trial which is still ongoing.

In the past, allegations of extrajudicial killings similar to this one were regularly ignored by the authorities, and security forces were allowed to operate with impunity. What set Mehsud's case apart, and forced the government to take swift action, was a little-known movement which started in his Waziristan hometown of Makin: the Pashtun Tahaffuz (Protection) Movement (or PTM).

The PTM was launched by human rights activist Manzoor Pashteen to address the many grievances of Pashtuns, who are the second largest ethnic group in Pakistan and mostly live in the north-western part of the country, close to the Afghanistan border.

The Pashtuns have been bearing the brunt of the so-called "war on terror" for nearly two decades. When the US and its allies invaded Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks, members of terror groups operating in that country passed the border with Pakistan and took refuge in the areas where Pashtuns reside. In response, the Pakistani military started carrying out operations to "clear the area from terrorists".

However, rather than stopping terrorist activity, military operations in the area increasingly victimised innocent civilians. Pashtuns across Pakistan started to be stereotyped as terrorists even though they themselves were victims of terrorism.

Demanding justice
After the killing of Mehsud in Karachi, Manzoor Pashteen called for a march from Waziristan towards Islamabad. Thousands joined Pashteen on his way to the capital city demanding justice not just for the murdered man, but for all Pashtuns who have been facing discrimination in Pakistan.

This march rapidly transformed into a nationwide rights movement and the PTM was born. In rallies held across the country, Pashteen and his supporters raised questions about the reasons behind the army's failure to drive out militancy from their region and asked whether Pakistani authorities really wanted to eradicate such groups.

Pakistan: Thousands protest over extra-judicial arrests, killings

One slogan that they commonly used was "Yeh jo dehshatgardi hai, is ke peechay wardi hai" (behind this terrorism, is the [military] uniform), alleging a collusion between terrorists and the military.

The PTM also called for all accusations of extrajudicial killing to be investigated independently and demanded the practice of enforced disappearances - a legal term coined to explain abductions allegedly carried out by the Pakistan Army - to come to an end. Moreover, Pashteen and his supporters started pressuring the Pakistani government to reform the draconian laws that govern the tribal belt that violate basic human rights, such as the law of collective responsibility which the Pakistani state routinely uses against locals from the tribal belt - punishing entire families, villages and tribes for the crimes of one person.

Rather than addressing the genuine grievances expressed by this growing movement, the Pakistani government chose to embark on a crackdown.

The Pakistani media stopped reporting on the movement's gatherings. Many of the members and leaders of the movement were repeatedly arrested by the police. The leaders were prevented from entering parts of Pakistan where they wanted to hold rallies. Recently some of PTM's members were also barred from leaving the country.

In one public briefing, the military media spokesperson accused the PTM of working on "an anti-Pakistan agenda" with the help of foreign hostile governments - a tactic often used by the Pakistani military to discredit its critics.

But the Pakistani state's efforts to silence and contain the movement have backfired. As a result of this state-led harassment campaign, the PTM gained more traction and its gatherings are becoming larger than ever.

While the movement has always claimed to be non-violent, there are now fears that the continuous use of such heavy-handed tactics to suppress the movement may result in a confrontation that may go out of control, as seen before in Pakistan.

Learning from past mistakes
In the past, a similar rights movement launched by East Pakistani residents eventually culminated into a movement for independence from Pakistan, and let to the creation of Bangladesh in 1971.

In the 1960s, the Bengali population living in East Pakistan, the largest ethnic group in the country at the time, felt neglected by the central government that was headed by General Ayub Khan. Instead of listening to the grievances of this group and addressing the injustices they say they have been facing, the military launched an operation against the aggrieved population. This caused the Bengalis to start an armed resistance which resulted in Pakistan's division.

Pakistan’s Pashtuns rise up

Almost 50 years later, it seems that Pakistan's ruling elites have not learned much from history and seem to be repeating the same mistakes that led to much pain, bloodshed and irreversible damage to the nation in the 1970s.

Today as the PTM marks one year of its struggle, it is of utmost importance that the Pakistani civilian and military leadership address the legitimate concerns of the Pashtun population, meet their demands which are well within the scope of the Pakistani constitution and immediately stop persecuting those demanding their basic fundamental rights.

If this does not happen, the PTM may become a catalyst for the break-up of an already divided nation and Pakistan may head towards another national disaster.

Author — Amd Dan


اسلام کا مجاھد جرنل ضیاء الحق یا اللہ جرنل ضیاءالحق صاحب کو جنت الفردوس اتافرما آمین

Author — منصور بایی


پاکستانی فوج میں برگیڈیر سے اوپر اسی فوجی کو ترقی دی جاتی ہے جو امریکہ اور برطانیہ کا پٹھو اور نمک چاٹنے والا ہو۔



Cruel to us but, Mard_a_momin Mard_a_Haq; G. Zia_ul_Haq

Author — Gulfam Anjum


So called democrazy, did not give anything good to Pakistan except loot and plundering by corrupt demorazy politicians. A dictator is better if he works for the country and its people.

Author — Sam PK


Zia ul Haq was a great soilder and leader. . . PPP, PML N nathu logn ny bund mar dy ha . . . Parliament is just a business of looting nothing else. . .
Zardari or nawazaz sy behtar hn ye dictators either mushraf or Zia ul Haq.

Author — shams aslam


Great video the way you do your commentry is very good may Allah bless you more wisdom and Knowledge so you come up with more videos like this keep doing the good job young lady
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Author — gatewaylimo Houston Airport Transportation


bhai mere yeh information bohat achi hai, but please aap proper urdu bolna to seekh lo yaar....ratta laga laga ker pardh rahe

Author — Syed Ameen-ul-Haque


May Allah shower immense blessings on shaheed ZiaulHaq Sahab.Words are too weak to express his love and qualities. He was real hero of Pakistan.
In fact he was the fearless soldier of Islam.
Laadin dogs of world are against him.But he is alive in our hearts .inshaAllah.
Shahid Zia made no assets for himself. He was a true lover of Islam and Pakistan.

Author — Internet User


He was americam puppet who waa used n then killed by his bosses very familiar story likes of saddam gaddafi osama n many more.

Author — asif muhammad


allah tala nay isko aag main jala kar mara hay kia aisy mot- walay shakhs ko shaheed kehtay hain ?

Author — chaudry sab


سارے کاموں کے بعد آخر میں ہمیں سب کو نواز کی شکل میں ایسے عذاب میں ڈال گے کہ نکلنے کا کوئ راستہ ہی ملتا سب کو۔جس نے مجبور کیا ہر جرم کرنے پر

Author — Whitrose Mhm


Pak Army zindabad Zia Ul Haq paindabad

Author — Muhammad Ashiq


May Allah bless this great man with janath ul ferdoze. He truly deserves it.

Author — Sultan Malik


Zulfikar ali bhutto was traitor of Pakistan people

Author — htoon win


Thanks for sharing such a detailed video, we want you to upload more videos related to islam and islamic law

Author — Rani Nour