E ffects of zia's islamization on pakistan general zia is a controversial figure in the history of pakistan he was opposed by the elite class of pakistan, who were dissatisfied with his rapid islamisation of pakistan. After the brutal conflict in 1971 it is clear that pakistan learnt nothing apart from more hatred because general muhammad zia-ul-haq would consolidate his power base during 1977 and 1978 and the new president of pakistan was intent on installing more islamization. Zia has also been called the person most responsible for turning pakistan into a global center for political islam the pakistan movement had gained the country independence from the british empire as a muslim-majority state[4. And zia islamization was not his policy it was part of pentagon policyat that time usa needed jihadi,s to control the soviet invasionif anybody was in place of zia at that time he would have done the same ie must have used the islamization as it was in interest of usa,one thing our policies are not actually ours they are made somewhere else:p.
Islamization in pakistan: an overview 267 pakistan, allamaiqbal and quaid-i-azam, put forth the vision of a modern islamic state for pakistan. Islamization under zia (1977-1988) june 7, 2014 1977-88 back to martial law dph , development , political history historypak when zia-ul-haq took the power in his hands, there was a popular conception that every government paid only lip service to islam and no sincere effort was ever made in this direction the ruling class had rather resisted. Zia-ul-haq and islamization when general zia-ul-haq took over as the chief martial law administrator on july 5, 1997, islamization was given a new boost general zia-ul-haq was a practicing muslim who raised the slogan of islam.
Islamization in zia's regime introduction pakistan was designed to be a muslim state, but the mechanisms to implement such vision were intentionally weak, vague or. Islamisation was given a new boost when general zia-ul-haq took over as the chief martial law administrator on july 5, 1977 general zia-ul-haq was a practicing muslim who raised the slogan of islam. The fiscal dimension of zia's islamization policy fostered a rise in sectarianism, a term that in pakistan denotes the conflict between sunni and shia muslims as soon as zia's plans for zakat and ushr were made public, shia leaders objected that according to their jurisprudence of their sect, payment of these taxes was a purely individual.
In the late 1970s, general zia-ul-haq toppled zulfikar ali bhutto's civilian government shorty after coming to power, zia made the islamization of pakistan the official policy of his government. When general zia-ul-haq took over as the chief martial law administrator on july 5, 1997, islamization was given a new boost general zia-ul-haq was a practicing muslim who raised the slogan of islam. When general zia-ul-haq took over as the chief martial law administrator on july 5, 1977, islamization was given a new boost general zia-ul-haq was a practicing muslim who raised the slogan of islam. Dictator, zia ul-haq, laying the foundation for an 11-year army rule that, on the one hand, unleashed the army's overweaning political and strategic ambitions and, on the other, set in motion the process of the islamization of the country.
The zia-ul-haque regime was a combination of the mullah and military alliance where he used islam to legitimize his dictatorial rule the internal dimension of the mullah-military alliance was linked to the regime's requirement. Under zia, pakistan saw an even sharper turn to islamization, one which had a profound impact on the state and the entire society in terms of foreign policy, zia's 11 year rule was marked by pak's closed ties with the mujahedeen . Zia regime has been a piece of hot debate and serious discussion in the history of pakistan for different reasons and with various references one can find quite serious criticism and expression of hard line difference. Zia ul-haq died 25 years ago, but the laws and ideologies pushed by the fundamentalist general are still shaping pakistan.
As the contributors emphasize, much of the present turmoil in pakistan dates from the late 1970s, when the rise to power of general zia ul haq and his islamization program intersected with the momentous events of 1979, most importantly, the islamic revolution in iran and the soviet invasion of afghanistan. It soon experienced a remarkable shift in policies, with religious reform becoming a top priority before long a k brohi, general zia's law and religious affairs advisor, claimed in less than a year after zia's take over that the main concern of the military coup had been to put the country on the islamic system. Zia-ul-haq's islamization of pakistan main article: zia-ul-haq's islamization on december 2, 1978, general muhammad zia-ul-haq delivered a nationwide address on the occasion of the first day of the hijra calendar.