Gen. Zia-ul-Haq was from Jalandhar. It is not strange that he admired Lata Mangeshkar. Even Imran Khan admired her. Simranjit Singh Mann

The Tribune dated 07th February 2022.

Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that we ask what is so strange that Gen. Zia-ul-Haq admired Lata Mangeshkar. After all he was from Jalandhar.

I admire Gen. Zia-ul-Haq for all the work he did to remove hatred against the Sikhs in Pakistani text books and founded the Pakistan Shioromani Gurdwara Prabandk Committee.

He was a great man.

Now the rightwing Hindu will ask why I admire Gen. Zia-ul-Haq?

I love all of Punjab prior to 1947. However, I did not like the General when he hanged Bhutto as Bhutto was in college with my late brother Manjit Singh Mann at Oxford University and they were good friends. I did not like the Pakistani military killing Nawab Akbar Bugti as he too was a friend of my brother at Atchison College at Lahore. I also admire General Bajwa as he is from a neighbouring district of our family’s home district of Sheikhupura.

After this the fanatics of Hindutva can shoot their poisoned quills at me.

Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
facebook page: @sardarsimranjitsinghmann

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