LAKKI MARWAT - Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, tehsil chapter, has condemned the desecration of Holy Quran by an American priest and demanded of the government to raise voice against it and sever diplomatic ties with the United States.

In a meeting held here at a local hotel on Friday, the JUI leaders also expressed concern over the silence of higher functionaries of the government on the inclusion of two books of Salman Rushdie in English literature course at the University of Peshawar. “Though the books of controversial writer have been dropped from the list of suggested books, yet the government should initiate action against those who included them in the list.”

JUI-F tehsil Amir Maulana Ahmad Shah Qurashi presided over the meeting, which was attended among others by general secretary Maulana Abdul Haq, deputy amir Maulana Muhammad Amin, finance secretary Maulana Rab Nawaz, press secretary Maulana Javed Iqbal, Salar Ghulam Akbar and a former Nazim Mufti Ihsanullah.

They said that the country was passing through a critical juncture and the government should pay heed to resolve the problems of people.

“The problems like price hike, joblessness, lawlessness, corruption,

loadshedding and energy crises were causing spread of anarchy in the country”, they maintained, alleging that the rulers are least interested in steering the country of prevailing crises like situation.

The participants of the meeting also offered special prayers for the health of JUI-F central chief Maulana Fazalur Rehman and departed souls of Qazi Hameedullah Khan, Maulana Attaur Rehman and father of JUI-F district ameer Maulana Abdul Rahim.