The project was more like American-Israeli. Saudis were more interested in Deobandi militants like SSP, LeJ rather than Nationalistic Religious Baloch Militants.
ISI had a history of ties with SSP starting from it's creation by Haq Nawaz Jhangvi who was given all the logistics and support by Estb. Then transforming them into LeJ and literally handling Riaz Basra and Mr. Lahori along with Malik Ishaq whom the judges feared. Also don't forget Usman Saifullah who escaped from Quetta Cantonment, ofc with the help. ISI used Malik Ishaq sm in Punjab that this guy was untouchable, and then Aurangzeb Farooqi/Ahmed Ludhianvi in Sindh kept a check on Shias.
Some Shia military official once complained to Gen Mush when he was in power about the free movement of SSP leaders in president house. Upon that, Musharraf asked Brig Aijaz, what's Ludhianvi doing around? Aijaz said, Sir, he's our man. Brig Aijaz himself confirmed this, who was the hardpunch imposer of Musharraf and a man of intelligence.
Although they got Lahori, Basra and Malik killed when they were NO LONGER NEEDED. ISI wanted a more political side of Sipah Sahaba this time.
Meanwhile Jundullah turned their guns against us when we acted upon CIA orders and tried to shut them down.
my friends and relatives who served during early 2000s in civil administration and police have many times complained in Quetta that they were told to let go these terrorists or look away despite the repeated terror committed on the Hazara community.
at one time the Sipah sahabah got so much encouraged that it it openly celebrated with a rally in Quetta with the slogan of double century when in repeated attacks over 200 people mostly of Hazara community were targeted in a single year.
the Baluchistan chapter of sectarian terrorists is extremely violent but I must say it changes caps as well because it has been repeatedly seen, now it has put on the daesh cap after discarding the Al Qaeda cap. it's activities are openly anti Pakistan state but some intelligence officers in the past (and maybe present) still see some use in them., you are right General Musharraf was not friendly towards them but his successor General Kyani has had a questionable past when it comes to relation with these terrorists,
I know people are in denial and have short term memory but I will just request them to look at the recent resurgence in Swat. the locals are complaining and I have received videos made by some of my friends in the area showing these guys stopping cars in the broad day light and going to mountain hills brandishing the weapons in their usual gear we are used to seeing.
These all groups are Wahhabi, not Sunni.
If you say Wahhabi are Sunni,I will say then why are Shia not Sunni ?, they are more close to Sunni sects, due to their customs, and like in prayers.
Its like Hindus claim, Kaaba is part of Hinduism
We start with a simple explanation, about ritual which is practiced by Indians and many Vedic followers the world over - Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, even Sikhs practice most of these rituals: Respecting Idol Paying obeisance to the structure around Idol Circumambulating around the structure where...
its not an ideological debate. so I will leave it there. I cant care less about the sentiments of fanatic ayatollah or mullah who decide my faith if I pray with hands closed or open.
wahabi is a derogatory term we must avoid that.
in short. no one can be a muslim who is not a sunni. Oneness of Allah as God and Muhammad PBUH as His Messenger.
(please dont quote me on that its my own personal fatwa for myself) after that one can have difference of thought and school which is his/ her choice to become Deobandi , shia or Ahl Hadith etc.