JNN 27 April 2014 ISLAMABAD: Despite the recent emergence of previously unheard of Terrorist organisations which have claimed credit for terrorist attacks, the PML-N government has not banned a single one since coming to power. In fact, no organisation has been banned since the PPP-led government`s tenure ended.
The last time any such exercise was carried out was in March last year when the PPP government outlawed 14 organisations.
The interior ministry, currently run by Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, is responsible for banning such organisations. The Primary exercise of banning organisations commenced under the rule of retired Gen Pervez Musharraf.
According to the National Internal Security Policy (NISP), 60 organisations have been banned since 2001 by the interior ministry.
The policy was presented in the National Assembly on Feb 26 this year.
Basharatullah, a Supreme Court lawyer who has represented scores of terrorism suspects in courts, says once an organisation is banned `all its acts, such as collection of funds, gatherings and campaigns, can be prosecuted under terrorism laws` However, the practice has its critics. Amir Rana, who heads the Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies and has written extensively on militancy, says management of the list of banned organisations is a `complete mystery`.
`Nobody knows what mechanism the government follows to first add an organisation to the list and then ensure its strict implementation.
Implementation would mean that the organisation is not allowed to carry out any activity in the country. But most of the banned organisations continue to run their operations after changing names, Rana says.
Talking to Our Corespondent , a senior federal government official involved in law enforcement said the interior ministry, with its limited resources, did try to follow the trail of the banned outfits. He expressed hope that monitoring would improve once the NISP was implemented.
When asked why the PML-N government had not banned militant outfits such as Ahrarul Hind, which emerged recently to claim responsibility for some devastating terrorist attacks, the official argued that such measures did not solve the problem.
`The only way forward,` he added, `was to bring every culprit involved in heinous crimes to justice.
It is not clear how the PML-N plans to achieve this, but for the moment it seems that it is not going to follow the previous two governments` policy of banning organizations.
Rather they are more than Happy to negotiate with them , and that also on their terms , which is a Big Question Mark on the Credibility of the Present Government , that whose interest they are safe Gaurding , the Interest of the Terrorist and enemies of Pakistan , or the National Interest of Pakistan.
According to the NISP, organisations were first banned in the aftermath of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks in the US. The first two outfits to be banned were Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ) Headed by Malik Ishaq , The Proclaimed Offender , who has even being released by the Judiciary of Pakistan on the Pretext of Non availability of Credible evidence , and People who can testify against him , as his gang members have on record Killed a Number of Witness in different cases against him , and the second was Sipah-i-Muhammad Pakistan (SMP), which was being also nominated in the list as to equalize the effect to show and Prove that the Nature of terrorism is actually sectarianism , while it was Plain terrorism , conducted clearly against the Interest of Pakistan , and Islam. On the Agenda dictated to these Organisations who were funded directly by Saudi Arabia and US to work on their agenda of Dis Integration of Pakistan , and defamation of Islam.
The next year, the process gained momentum as six more entities made it to the list, including Jaish-e-Muhammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP).
In 2003, Al Qaeda topped the list of organisations which were outlawed, followed by Millat-i-Islamia Pakistan (which was then the reincarnation of SSP) of Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Ludhianvi; Khuddam-ul-Islam (the new face of JM) of Maulana Masood Azhar,etc.
During 2004 and 2005, only one outfit Khair-unNaas International Trust registered by Abu Shoaib was added to the list. And in 2006 Hyarbyar Marri`s Balochistan Liberation Army and the Islamic Student Movement of Pakistan were added to the list.
After the 2008 elections, PPP`s Rehman Malik put four new parties on the list, including Lashkar-e-Islam, Ansar-ul-Islam and most importantly Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
After a year`s silence, in 2010 the government added five more organisations to the list, among them the Balochistan Republican Army, Balochistan Liberation Front and Balochistan Liberation United Front.
In 2011, Mr Malik`s ministry turned its attention to Gilgit Baltistan where it slapped the ban on three groups. The Peoples Amn Committee (Lyari) was also banned this year.
The next year 12 groups were banned, including Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, which was another reincarnation of the SSP, Jaish-eIslam and Balochistan National Liberation Army.
The trend continued as the Balochistan Liberation Army and the Islamic Student Movement of Pakistan were added to the list.
The trend continued during the last year of the PPP government. Interestingly, all 14 entities which were banned in 2013 were declared illegal on March 15, the last day of Mr Malik as minister. Majority of these organisations were Wahabi Saudi funded Organisations linked either to the violence in Fata and across Pakistan or in Balochistan.
A number of foreign-led Saudi Funded Organisations , which are said to be operating out of Fata, were also banned.
Apart from domestic concerns, Pakistan has to abide by its international obligations and ban certain organisations.
Three organisations face sanctions under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267. Unanimously adopted in 1999, with a special focus on Afghanistan, the council established a sanctions regime to cover individuals and entities associated with Al Qaeda and Taliban wherever located.
Jamaat-ud-Dawa of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and AlRashid Trust of Mufti Rasheed were enlisted under the UNSCR list on December 10, 2008.
It should also be noted that the Govt and the Establishment have Since the Inception of this Menace of Terrorism in Pakistan , Since the Rule of Zia ul Haq , who Pushed Pakistan into Hell , for his and his henchmen Personal Benefits , this Terrorism is always covered under the Rug , Under the Pretext of Sectarianism, while it should also be noted that on record how many Organisation were Banned of the Shia Sect , which are not more than a couple of them , while the Majority , Rather 90% of the Banned Organisation belong to Wahabi , Takfiri Group, which is based on Saudi Ideology , and none of the Banned belong to the Sunni Sect , this also clearly shows that there is no Sectarianism in the Country , as even today , Shia and Sunni Sects , live happily side b;y Side , of each other , and have no enemity or rivalary , but the Terrorism is foreign Funded , which is being even Patronized by the Pakistani Govt and some Black Sheeps of the Establishment .