PTI condemns PML-N’s alleged pro-Ahmadi stance

Published: October 13, 2017
K-P information minister censures Punjab law minister for calling them his brothers. PHOTO: FILE

K-P information minister censures Punjab law minister for calling them his brothers. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Shah Farman said on Thursday the main aim of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is to protect Pakistan’s physical, ideological and religious borders.

Farman condemned the PML-N Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah for calling Ahmadis his brothers.

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While addressing a joint press conference in Peshawar, Farman said that PML-N leadership labelled PTI as agents of the Jewish lobby, while their own provincial minister has called Ahmadi community as Muslim.

Not only from religious point of view but also by an act of parliament, these people had been declared non-Muslims by the popularly elected assembly in 1973 under Zulfikar Ali Bhutto after prolonged debates that brought forth the true face of the Ahmadi thought before the public representatives, he said.

“Sanaullah has violated the 1973 Constitution, which has declared Ahmadi community as non-Muslims,” Farman said.

JUI-F and PML-N  knew that by constitution the Ahmadi has been termed as non-Muslims, so why they are hurting the majority for the pleasure of minority in the country, said the provincial information minister.

“We are against PML-N designs for amending the law of the country to facilitate those who are barred by the law of the land from taking part in elections and holding public office,” the information minister said.

PTI would oppose any such amendment on every forum of the country, Farman said.

NA-4 by-polls

The K-P information said that PM’s adviser Engr Ameer Muqam was using his office for influencing the NA-4 by-elections, which was pre-poll rigging. Muqam was using funds and federal resources for gaining desired results in the upcoming by-polls, Farman added.

He said that election commission should take notice of Muqam’s presence in public gathering for supporting his candidate and also taking part in party meeting PML-N K-P chapter.

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Nazaryati support

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Nazaryati (JUI-N) has put its weight behind PTI. Addressing the press conference, JUI-N K-P Ameer Mufti Zubair Albadi announced their party support for PTI candidate in the NA-4. “We appreciate the PTI efforts for including Quranic verses in the curriculum of the province for the first time in the history of this country,” he said.

PTI and JUI-N were on same page over the issues of corruption, anti-Ahmadi movement, protecting Pakistan’s ideological, religious borders of this country, “that is why we are supporting their candidate in the up-coming by-election,” Albadi said.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 13th, 2017.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Jehanzeb Khan
    Oct 13, 2017 - 10:31AM

    Mullahs and their ideology, will one day destroy the very fabric of this society. Surely this isn’t Jinnah’s Pakistan? Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Oct 13, 2017 - 10:40AM

    It is so sorry to see PTI wants to persecute a non muslim minority of Pakistan. Pity that I voted for it but I will make sure that me my Family and friends do not vote for PTI again.Recommend

  • Ashraf
    Oct 13, 2017 - 11:08AM

    PTI stands exposedRecommend

  • Saqib Ali
    Oct 13, 2017 - 1:35PM

    The PTI stance is correct both constitutionally and morally. The western idea that religion should not involved in state affairs has no place in a muslim country. We need to take a decision whether we want to live by Islam or live by western ideas.Recommend

  • amir
    Oct 13, 2017 - 1:37PM

    IK you need to take immediate action against the kP minister for targeting Ahmadis and creating hate. What is wrong by calling another person from different faith a brother or sister?

    PTI today has lost all my support ad have exposed themselves to be a fascist party run by fascists who do not understand what democracy is and how to protect the constitution.Recommend

  • javed ali
    Oct 14, 2017 - 12:23AM

    A sad day for pti. In another story, Ali Muhammad khan of pti declared the amendment fiasco as ‘Qadyani sazish’. Looks like pti is turning into another party that sells religion card.Recommend

  • Sameer
    Oct 14, 2017 - 1:19AM

    Ahmedis are brothers; just like Christians and Jews. They are however non Muslims; just like Christians and Jews.Recommend

  • Imran Sharif
    Oct 14, 2017 - 1:26AM

    I made my family vote PTI the last time as I was abroad and could not vote. Will never vote PTI again. There are something that you do not play politics over. People’s lives being one. Recommend

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