ISLAMABAD - Patron-in-Chief of Supreme Shia Ulema Board and chief of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has announced a 17-point Code of Azadari for Muharram-ul-Haram.

Addressing a Press conference at the headquarters of the Maktab-e-Tashih, Moosavi said Azadari is the most effective protest against the oppressors and all Sunni-Shia brethren will observe the grief of the Nawasa-e-Rasool (PBUH) jointly.  He said that no restrictions were accepted on Azadari before nor will be accepted in future.

He said war is no solution to the problems and if the Hindu Bunya did not desist then we would have to keep the relevant Quranic Ayah in front of us to give a befitting reply to the enemies. Raheel Sharif keeps the Haideri commitment and will not disappoint the nation. Azadari has grown under the shadow of swords, and we have no fear of Indian aggression as we will continue performing the chest-beating (Matam) even in the rain of explosives. All oppressors including India can be defeated through the Hussaini (AS) spirit, he added.

He said the Prime Minister should take notice that why there are separate laws for the poor and the rich.

He stressed the need to revise the foreign policy while ambassadors from the world over should be briefed on the India aggression. He said that India desires to thwart the Operation Zarb-e-Azb and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The diplomatic experts should be sent all around the world so as to unveil the Indian infiltration, he added.

Answering yet another question, Agha Moosavi said that the government is bound to allow traditional and non-traditional Azadari programmes in every nook and corner of the country, including the Adiala Jail, under the Junejo-Moosavi agreement signed on May 21, 1985 followed by the 8-month long agitation launched by Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafaria for the protection of Milad-un-Nabi and Azadari processions.

Azadari is the name of positivity and we would never encourage negative activities, he said.