Author Archives: Basharat Hussain Qizilbash

Basharat Hussain Qizilbash

Traditions of tolerance

During the past few months, the Punjab has been projected as another region of religious militancy in Pakistan by the Western governments and their mainstream media. A number of terror attacks including the one on the shrine of Hazrat Ali Hajveri, commonly known as ‘Data Ganj Baksh’ – the most influential eleventh century sufi – is quoted as an example of this disturbing trend in the province. Moreover, the attacks on the shia religious procession in Lahore are also cited to reinforce