Multan

JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that all schools of thought have a unanimous stance that no one will be allowed to turn Pakistan into a secular state.

Addressing a news conference here at Jamia Khairul Madaris after condoling the demise of Sheikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Siddique with Wifaqul Madaris General Secretary Qari Hanif Jalindhri on Tuesday, he added that all attempts to make the country secular would fully be resisted. He said that he had a difference of opinion on some steps taken by the government and consultations are underway to chalk out future line of action. He said that Rana Sana Ullah taunted the religious parties that they could not form government due to little vote bank. “But I want to remind him that we can topple the governments whatsoever,” he maintained.

Referring to the Women Protection Bill passed by Punjab Assembly, Fazl said that it conflicted with “our customs and constitution,” adding that its approval is a clear deviation from the ideology of Pakistan. He added that secular powers hatched conspiracy with the help of NGOs against Eastern traditions and this new law is a step towards accomplishment of international agenda. He pointed out that the same bill was passed by Indian Parliament in 2001 and the same bill was tabled in Punjab Assembly after removing just one word India from it. He said that the law had serious ambiguities as complaint could be lodged even if one would say something a little harsh to his daughter, sister or wife.

He pointed out that Ayub Khan, Musharraf and the PPP governments also introduced likewise laws but they withdrew them after their opposition from religious parties. He said that the incumbent government is bent upon turning Pakistan into a secular state on the orders of their foreign masters but the people of Pakistan would not let them accomplish this task.

Answering a question, he said issuance of death warrants for the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri in the darkness of night showed that there was something fishy. He maintained that thousands of 302 cases are pending but the government did not show any efficiency to dispose of them.

Talking to the journalists on this occasion, Qari Hanif Jalindhri said that the character assassination of Ulema is underway under a vicious conspiracy since long while the students of religious institutions were picked up from Masjids and roads which is against the law. He said that if there are any evidence of any student’s involvement in any unlawful activity, he should be tried in the court of law instead of taking him to unknown places. He warned that the bill passed by Punjab Assembly would promote killings and divorces in the province.

He said that the way Mumtaz Qadri was hanged was a judicial murder. “If they had paved way for Remind Davis, they could have found an exit for Mumtaz Qadri as well,” he added.