Fazl accuses PTI govt of attempting to end blasphemy law

Published: November 12, 2018
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JUI-F chief urges Supreme Court to withdraw decision in Aasia Bibi case. PHOTO: NNI

JUI-F chief urges Supreme Court to withdraw decision in Aasia Bibi case. PHOTO: NNI

PESHAWAR: The ideology of Pakistan is based on Islamic principles, but today the party, which has been given the task to run the government, wants to end the blasphemy law and the Islamic ideology in the country, the JUI-F chief says.

“First, this government tried to make amendments to the blasphemy law whereas the culprit in a blasphemy case was acquitted,” said Maulana Fazlur Rehman while addressing a workers convention on Ring Road on Sunday.

Member of National Assembly Mufti Abdul Shakoor, Maulana Gul Naseeb, Maulana Shujaul Mulk and other leaders also delivered speeches.

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Fazl said, “Imran has been imposed on the country and in the Aasia (Bibi) case got a pat on the back from European countries as well as the US.”

He said when (Zulfikar Ali) Bhutto was hanged, it was not accepted, and when Nawaz Sharif and Jahangir Tareen were also disqualified, the public did not accept the decision. “Just like that, the public does not accept the verdict in the Aasia Masih case,” he said, adding that as it has hurt the sentiments of the Ummah, the Supreme Court should withdraw its decision.

“Rigging took place openly during the elections and a party was made to win; and the Election Commission of Pakistan completely failed in conducting free and fair elections,” said the JUI-F chief.

He said the government wants to end the registration of Madrassas, while strict Madrassa laws are being made, but the JUI-F “will protect the Madrassas”.

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“People are being arrested in the Aasia Bibi case but we are not afraid of jails and first of all the JUI will not shy away from rendering any sacrifice to protect the blasphemy law,” he said.

He said a blasphemy law convention is being held on November 15.

Addressing the event, former Senate deputy chairman Maulana Ghafoor Haideri said, “Imran Khan said if he goes to the IMF for loans he will commit suicide that day. Now the prime minister sahib should pick a date to commit suicide.”

Maulana Haideri said the current government has broken the inflation record of the previous government as “today the inflation market is booming”, while “the prime minister sahib is busy in begging from different countries”.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Amir
    Nov 12, 2018 - 12:49AM

    Moulana is using religion to create hatred. Shameful act.Recommend

  • justice
    Nov 12, 2018 - 1:28AM

    “”we are not afraid of jails””
    .
    Good – we are in agreement. Religious extremist can’t win at the voting poll so they try and coerce/intimidate to get their way … time to toss them in jail. Recommend

  • Waleed
    Nov 12, 2018 - 1:33AM

    Why is this man featuring in the news even? He is the “has been” of Pakistani politics.Recommend

  • iftikhar Ali
    Nov 12, 2018 - 7:42AM

    Maulana, please stop fooling with people in the name of religion.Recommend

  • Amir
    Nov 12, 2018 - 9:15AM

    he should be arrested for spreading religious hate, under the blasphemy law
    playing with religious sentiments of peopleRecommend

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