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.
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.
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.