Are Qadianis/Ahmadis Really being Persecuted in Pakistan?
Qadiani Chairman of Central Board of Revenue
The first change that General Perwaiz Musharraf made in CBR is to replace its chairman, Mr Riyaz Naqvi, and appoint Mr Riaz Ahmad Malik Qadiani.
Riaz Malik is a notorious qadiani zealot. Instead of being loyal to the Nation and Government, he is an upholder of interests of his community. His parents also belong to Ahmadiyya community, and his first wife was also a Qadiani. According to the report of Weekly Takbeer dated 5th July 2000, there were already numerous Qadiani officers in CBR. For instance, Additional Collector Export Mr Zaheeruddin Dar is a Qadiani; in Lahore CBR Dr. Saeed was a Qadiani who later became Additional Collector in Faisalabad and at whose hands a Muslim trader died because of torture. Instead of apprehending him or suspending him, he was sent on the prize posting of Dry Port. Zahid Mehmood, Chief Export Officer, was a Qadiani, who was involved in smuggling during his posting in Quetta and Peshawar. He was sent to US by Riaz Malik Qadiani. In CBR, Additional Collector Mohammed Yahya is also a Qadiani, who is presently posted at Port Qasim. Dr. Manzoor Qadiani, who is from Mansehra, is a member of CBR. Asad Arif, is brother-in-law of Dr. Manzoor and is currently serving as the Chairman of Port Qasim Authority.
Despite all these, the appointment of Riaz Malik as the Chairman of CBR (Central Board of Revenue) tantamounts to handing over the whole department in the hands of Qadianis. The importance of CBR cannot be underestimated in the fragile economy and current situation of Pakistan. At such a time when Pakistan is passing through the worst crisis in its history, to have such people at helm of economic affairs, whose loyalties are in doubt and who wants to destroy Pakistan, to say the least, is a cause of concern for every Pakistani.
What can Qadianis do? It is any body's guess. Once they control CBR, they easily excercise their power to terrorise Muslim traders, brng up Qadiani traders, force some of them to embrace Ahmadiyyat (it has happened in the past) and those who oppose them would be persecuted in various manners, eg. income tax cases etc. The end result of such things would be an unrest among the business community, their exodus from the country, strikes, law and order stuation, thus pushing Pakistan into another crisis.
Riaz Malik has the blessings of Finance Minister, Shauket Aziz, and he is his right hand man. Recently a list of one thousand corrupt officers was compiled to remove them from CBR. But what happened to thta list is another story. What he has started doing is reported here:
According to Weekly Takbeer, Karachi:
"Under a deep conspiracy, the names of corrupt Qadiani Officers have been removed from the lilst of 1000 officers who were to be suspended from CBR, and instead honest Muslims Officers name have been included in that list. According to informed sources, intelligence agencies are investigating the matter, that on 28th May CBR had issued a list of 1046 officers, prepared by the then Coordination Member, Riaz Ahmad Malik (Qadiani) and names of many corrupt Qadiani officers were removed from the list and instead honest Muslim officers names were included in it. 3 days after issuing this list, Riaz Ahmad Malik took two months leave and went abroad, thereby the blame of the whole fraud fell on Chairman CBR, Mr Riyaz Naqvi, who had delegated the whole task of preparing the list to Riaz Ahmad Malik.
According to informed sources, immediately after the announcement by Chief Executive to lay off 1000 corrupt officers from CBR, Customs, Sales Tax and other concerned departments, that is on the afternoon of 25th May, the list of 1000 officers was despatched to the Chief Executive Secretariat. Chief Executive's secretariat had forwarded the list to Federal Ministry of Law with instructions to remove these officers. Law Ministry took the stand that this would not be according to law, and that Supreme Court would declare this act as unconstitutional in just one hearing, because according to law, before removing them these officers should be given a show cause notice, and there is a course prescribed in law. Ministry of Law pointed out that in the Case of Plane Landing (and removing of Gen Perwaiz Musharraf), same stand was taken that the previous Prime Minister deviated from the path of justice in removing Gen Perwaiz Musharraf. According to the ministry, if the Government adopts this course of action, then Supreme Court will immediately declare it null and void.
According to informed sources, upon this stand of Ministry of Law, Government decided to issue charge sheet to these officers and on 28th May the said list was sent back to CBR to issue charge sheets. According to sources, in these two days gap, 26th and 27th, Qadiani Member of Coordination, Riaz Ahmad Malik, quitely removed the names of several Qadiani officers and included the names of several Muslim officers. Another member of CBR, Anwar Ali, cooperated with him in this matter.
The first name that was removed with the connivance of these two, was that of Qadiani Additional Collector Export, Zaheeruddin Dar, who was demoted to OSD (officer on special duty) in 1998 by the then CBR Chairman, Mr Moeenuddin, on charges of drunkenness and corruption. This was the only officer whose written recommendation used to come from Riaz Ahmad Malik.
Second Qadiani officer whose name was removed was Dr. Saeed of Lahore, who was Additional Collector of Faisalabad and under whose custody a Muslim businessman had died of torture. However instead of giving punishment of suspension, strong Qadiani lobby in CBR got him transferred to the prize posting of Collector Lahore Dry Port. It is important to note that according to law, if a government official commits a criminal act and his bail is not arranged immediately, then he is automatically considered as suspended. Dr. Saeed remained without bail for several days, but he was neither suspended nor arrested. Instead SSP and DIG Police were pressurised to make sure that his bail is granted.
Third name is Zahid Mehmood, who is the Chief Export Officer and had served as Collector in Quetta and Peshawar, and in both places intelligence agencies had started investigations against him because of his involvement in smuggling. After removing his name from the list, Riaz Ahmad Malik immediately sanctioned his leave and sent him to US, so that there is no risk of him getting arrested. It is said that Zahid Mehmood also looks after the financial matters of Riaz Ahmad Malik. Only after his fleeing the country, Zahid's name has been added to the Exit Control List.
Another name on the list was Additional Collector, Mohammed Yahya. He is a declared Qadiani officer, who was completely involved in the Palm Oil case, but still Riaz Ahmad removed his name from the list and saved him by declaring him an honest officer.
Other names that have been removed from the list, included Shahid Bashr, Collector Sales Tax, who was demoted to OSD in 1998 because of corruption. Similarly Retd Major Javed Mirza's name was removed, who was demoted to OSD on charges of corruption in 1999. Major Javed and Hasan Sardar's names were removed on the recommendation of famous singer, Nur Jehan. Iftikhar Qutub, Collector Sales Tax was also removed from the list, whose recommendation came from Sarfaraz Ahmad Khan, Member Sales Tax. On Sarfaraz's recommendation, Ali Sher Behan, Collector Hyderabad's name was also removed from the list of corrupt officers. He was a grade 18 officer but working on a grade 20 post.
According to sources, Chairman CBR, Riyaz Naqvi, was against removing the names of Iftikhar Qutub and Ali Sher. He stated that he has concrete proofs against them but despite that they were saved. According to sources, out of the four-person-committee responsible for preparing the list, Chairman CBR himself gave in writing that two of them are corrupt officers and actions should be taken against them. These two officers were Jahangir and Anwer Ali, whereas the third person was Riaz Ahmad Malik. According to sources, Riyaz Naqvi, Chairman CBR, had never worked in an operational position. His whole carrier had been in the secretariat in Islamabad. He had left the whole task of preparing the list of corrupt officers on Riaz Ahmad Malik, who had the extreme desire to become the next Chairman of CBR. According to these sources, the descrepancy between the numbers announced in the press conference of Finance Minister and the ultimate list that was issued, arose because Riaz Ahmad Malik had removed the names of Qadiani officers and replaced with some Muslim officers.
(Takbeer Weekly, Karachi. 5th July 2000)
In the interest of this country, I request General Perwaiz Musharraf, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, to take notice of these activities and save the country from these 5th columnists.
Dr. Syed Rashid Ali