KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan Amir Senator Sirajul Haq has demanded a judicial inquiry into amendment in the law about finality of the Prophethood and announced to observe ‘Youm-e-Azm-e-Tahfuz Khatam-e-Nabuwat’ today (on Friday), throughout the country.

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He was addressing a press conference here at JI headquarters, Idara-e-Noor-e-Haq, on Thursday. 

He said resignation by a minister was not enough and the nation wanted to know the names of all those behind the conspiracy. “Who were behind the minister and the conspiracy was hatched at the behest of whom?” he asked.

He further said that the United States Defence Minister was due to arrive in Pakistan on December 3 at a time when the US was already asking us to amend the blasphemy law.

He asked the government not to comply with US instructions.

 Criticising the government, the JI chief said that why it did not accept the demands earlier when it had to do so after 20 days of the Faizabad sit-in.

He opined it was the responsibility of the government to take concrete measures to defuse the prevailing tense situation in the country. He was of the view that Raja Zafarul Haq report contained some big names. “That is why the report is being kept secret,” he added.  The senator said that army did not intervene in the sit-in on its own. “It was called by the federal government,” he reminded, and added the government was responsible for letting the situation deteriorate further because it did not take the requisite steps. 

Siraj also demanded the Senate committee, headed by MQM's Nasreen Jalil, to withdraw its recommendations in connection with amending the blasphemy law.

The JI chief pointed out that the country had been founded in the name of Islam, but Islam had not been implemented in the country in letter and spirit.

He invited the masses to join JI in the struggle for bringing about a peaceful Islamic revolution.