Afghan Taliban flags hoisted on Jamia Hafsa seminary in Pakistan

Afghan Taliban flags hoisted on Jamia Hafsa seminary in Pakistan

After the seizing of power in Afghanistan, some Pakistanis were accused of being Taliban-friendly. This time indisputable evidence was found in support of this. Maulana Abdul Aziz Ghazi, a notorious fundamentalist cleric, hoisted the Afghan Taliban flags at the rooftop of the Jamia Hafsa seminary in Islamabad.

Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported that Aziz also runs a girls’ religious education school called Jamia Hafsa. Police have filed a case against him, and the religious education center has been cordoned off by riot police.

Islamabad police became active when they were informed about the Taliban flag on the rooftop of Jamia Hafsa. Aziz also allegedly threatened them publicly. Police have filed cases against Aziz, his students, and teachers under section 7 of the ATA, 124-A (sedition), section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Pakistani Penal Code and the arms ordinance.

Allegedly, Aziz threatened the police when they went to the religious education center, even threatened them with weapons. Voices of support for the Taliban began to emerge from inside the academy. Law enforcement people will have extreme consequences — that was being said. Tensions spread in the area.

The Afghan Taliban flag was flown at the religious school for the third time. However, the deputy commissioner of Islamabad removed the flags. People in houses around the religious education center were alarmed to see the Taliban flag and informed the police.

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