Religious reforms of zia ul haq

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THE RELIGIOUS REFORMS OF GEN. ZIA UL HAQ

Although Islam played an important part in the creation of Pakistan and although in all the three constitutions of Pakistan, Islamic Shariah was made the supreme law of Pakistan yet all this actually was on paper only and very little sincere effort was made to make the simple values of Islam as the guiding principle of the national life. During Zia ul Haq's tenure (1977-1989) serious efforts were made to introduce Islam into the life of Pakistani's.

We are required to study whether this pro-Islamic attitude of Gen Zia Ul Haq was politically motivated or whether he was a real lover of Islam.

The first factor that helps to find the answer of this question is the fact that Gen. Zia Ul Haq was the first ruler after Quaid-e-Azam who did not belong to the group of dominant group of feudal lords, zamindars. By family background, by habit and by attitude the above classes were cunning, cruel and contradictory. They openly professed one thing, while in personal and political life they acted completely against it. For example in public speeches they loudly spoke about the need of education, but in political and personal life th... Continue Reading