LAHORE - Majlis-e-Wajdatul Muslimeen (MWM) chief Allama Nasir Abbas Jaffari, disagreeing to the assessment made by some security and political circles that the ongoing attacks against leaders of the two sects and imambargahs could ignite sectarian strife, said Wednesday that there was no such threat in the country as the terrorists attacking imambargahs were members of the network under attack in Zarb-e-Azb operation.

Talking to The Nation after Rawalpindi imambargah attack, Allama Nasir Abbas Jaffari, ruling out the possibilities of sectarian warfare in the country, asked the Pak Army and political forces serious in eliminating terrorism to join hands for sending home the sitting government, which he alleged as part and parcel of the elements against whom operation Zarb-e-Azb was being carried out.

Allama Nasir when asked about the immediate solution to counter the terror wave in Punjab, expressed his complete distrust in the incumbent government and asked the security forces to launch Zarb-e-Azb-like operations in the settled areas of Punjab.

He added, “I don’t see a better immediate or short-term solution other than Zarb-e-Azb-like operations countering the terror wave in Punjab. I believe that many of the political forces will agree to his idea as all want end of terrorism except few who are benefitting from the terror industry.”

He said, “We don’t expect justice from the sitting government as it took power with the support of the forces against whom Pak Army is carrying out operation Zarb-e-Azb. Military action against the terrorists cannot succeed till sending the sitting government home.”

“The sitting government and the extremists who supported them want to fail Zarb-e-Azb to pursue the international agenda, establishing the Pak Army and defence forces as failed security institutions which cannot protect a strategically important state,” claimed the MWM chief.

About the outside facilitators of the terrorists, he said, “India and some western powers are aiding certain groups inside Pakistan who in the name of religion massacring their own people for monetary and political gains in Pakistan and on two sides of the Durand Line.”

Rejecting the notion of spillover effects of isolated Shia-Sunni frictions in Syria and Iraq in Pakistan, he remarked, “There is a minor Shia community in Syria which is neither part of the Asad regime nor involved in exporting revolutionary ideas to other states. While Ahle Sunnat regime in Syria is fighting a war against the western states-backed mercenaries which are advancing the agenda of their masters to destabilise the entire Middle Eastern region as well as the Muslim states close to the Middle East. I see no sectarian strife either in Syria or Iraq. Isolated activities of few members of both sects following the agenda of their masters does not mean that the entire Shia-Sunni community is at daggers drawn across the Muslim world.