JI leader warns govt against execution of Taseer's killer

Published: February 13, 2016
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Mumtaz Qadri PHOTO: AFP

Mumtaz Qadri PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: Jamaat-e-Islami former provincial ameer Professor Ibrahim on Friday threatened the government to not execute Mumtaz Qadri and release him immediately.

Demanding the release of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer’s killer, Professor Ibrahim warned President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to protect themselves from the wrath of people.

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In a statement issued from Markaz-e-Islami on Friday, Ibrahim said Milli Yakjehti Council would raise its voice for Qadri from every nook and corner of the country. “This is a case of blasphemy which should not be taken lightly,” the document quoted Ibrahim as saying.

“The fire that would engulf the nation after the execution of Qadri would be out of control,” Ibrahim threatened the government.

According to the statement, he appealed to all prayer leaders to raise their voice from mosques. Ibrahim claimed Qadri would have never taken the law into his own hands and similar incidents would never happen if the government implemented laws.

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Further, Ibrahim said Salman Taseer had met Aasia and tried for her release. “The ulema advised him to curb his actions but he did not pay heed, leading his own guard to kill him,” the statement quoted Ibrahim as saying.

Reader Comments (25)

  • Hitler
    Feb 13, 2016 - 3:30PM

    Bring this so called leader to gallows as well. Recommend

  • ares
    Feb 13, 2016 - 3:43PM

    People in Pakistan wonder why their country is maligned internationally? I am sure they would find the answer after reading this article.Recommend

  • Tahir
    Feb 13, 2016 - 3:52PM

    To protect Qadri is a blasphemy.
    Professor Ibrahim should be executed along with Qadri.
    Nay , Qadri should be crucified and Ibrahim hanged till dead in main square of Islamabad.
    If we dont do it now,we and coming generations will pay the price.Recommend

  • Pardesi
    Feb 13, 2016 - 4:00PM

    I think it is about time that Pakistan should start hanging such people who object to a court sentence. These people are the ones who have brought into Pakistan hate, and divisions with in the nation. They openly object to, and disobey the constitution of Pakistan. They willfully advocate killing of people who object to them and their teachings. The country for its own sake should act and shut such people out from Media and any other platform which provides them access to instigate the people of Pakistan. Recommend

  • ullo bata
    Feb 13, 2016 - 5:17PM

    send him to Bangladesh ….Recommend

  • Faraz Mehmood
    Feb 13, 2016 - 5:19PM

    Where is Supreme court and its Suo Moto? Its a perfect case of Contempt of court. Govt has turned deaf ears and blind eyes towards these threats. Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Feb 13, 2016 - 5:19PM

    The guy’s a professor? of what? Hatred????Recommend

  • sleepless
    Feb 13, 2016 - 5:21PM

    I wonder what the esteemed maulana would say if someone accused him of blasphemy and then tried to kill him?Recommend

  • Jawad U Rahman
    Feb 13, 2016 - 5:38PM

    Doesn’t supporting a convicted terror criminal fall under National Action Plan? These TTP spokespersons and sympathizers need to be in the cell next to QadriRecommend

  • Feroz
    Feb 13, 2016 - 6:15PM

    Here we have the case of a Professor defying the law of the land and threatening violence, while dimwits keep claiming that lack of education is the source of terrorism. Parliamentarians are sleeping, Judiciary is shivering and Military is crowing about victory from the rooftop. Hon Interior Minister through his utterances seems more a spokesperson for extremists rather than interested in going after Terror groups. We can safely assume that no “contempt of Court” notice is ever going to be issued against the Professor, holy warriors of course need exemption. Very fertile ground for ISIS to rapidly expand its reach. Pity the country ! Recommend

  • S chaudhury
    Feb 13, 2016 - 6:19PM

    This professor represent cancer of this society
    He should be hanged along with qardari to send a
    a message to the terrorests that their time is upRecommend

  • Kamal
    Feb 13, 2016 - 6:48PM

    All the more reason to execute him without delay. And this ‘little man’ the ‘leader’ of the JI to be arrested and investigated for any active or semi-active links to terrorism, would be killers, and for inciting and abetting murderers. Recommend

  • FAS
    Feb 13, 2016 - 6:55PM

    All JI leaders should be hanged as well with Qadri.Recommend

  • S Chaudhury
    Feb 13, 2016 - 7:08PM

    @Tahir:
    200% agree with you.
    Why are these coward N league leaders wainitg for?. Are they party to protect him?

    If these people who spread hatered among society are not dealt with this problem will get bigger and biggerRecommend

  • Aftab
    Feb 13, 2016 - 7:30PM

    Is he qualify to be called professor?Recommend

  • faisal
    Feb 13, 2016 - 10:32PM

    Please ban jamaat i islami. Its a retrogressive organization and has also been involved in crimes including extortion and terrorism. Now they are fighting for a convicted murderer and giving threats. Being its member should be a criminal offense punishable by at least 5 years in jail.Recommend

  • bogus
    Feb 13, 2016 - 11:09PM

    Qadri is a good example of why the World thinks Pakistan panders to religious extremist. Recommend

  • Qasim
    Feb 13, 2016 - 11:26PM

    Qadri a killer must needs to be hanged.its disgrace to my islam if he is not hanged.Recommend

  • Feb 14, 2016 - 2:01AM

    Hanging them both would be the perfect solution for these deranged misfits. No other remedy here, have to do what is right. Recommend

  • Abdul Qadir
    Feb 14, 2016 - 2:01AM

    Where is the criteria when looters killers are made the parliamentarians and open murderers are given party tickets to run in elections..first implement law to behold the law then only peace would be ensured.Recommend

  • sameer
    Feb 22, 2016 - 4:16PM

    @Tahir:
    I really agree with you.Recommend

  • SdSl
    Feb 29, 2016 - 7:55AM

    @Hitler:
    What a magnificently ruthless course of action you propose! Expected nothing less from you mein Fuhrer!Recommend

  • farhan kermani
    Feb 29, 2016 - 12:20PM

    @Faraz Mehmood:

    Actually there is no contempt of court here. The court rulings are open to debate once the verdict has been given. however during the course of the proceedings it is advised not to discuss the case in public as it may have its effect on prosecution and defence both. But it is ofcourse not followed. Having said that, the court was right in rejecting Qadris appeal. well dont all the courts.
    and the suo moto need doesnt suffice hereRecommend

  • Sattar Rind
    Feb 29, 2016 - 6:21PM

    they should be sensible. how they protect a killer?Recommend

  • TooTrue
    Feb 29, 2016 - 7:25PM

    This man should be arrested for threatening the government and for hate speech.Recommend

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