SHEIKHUPURA

The district administration has banned the entry of 22 religious scholars in the district while gagging order has been issued for 15 other clerics.

The orders have been issued to ensure peace during the upcoming month of Muharramul Haram.

DCO Sheikhupura Kiran Khursheed issued the orders the other day. The religious scholars whose entry has been banned are: Maulana Sajid Hassan of Sailkot, Maulana Riaz Hussain, Maulana Azhar Abbas Haidri, Maulana Manzoor Ahmad, Maulana Abdullah Nisar, Maulana Muhammad Umer Siddiqui and Maulana Jafar Hussain (Gujranwala), Syed Asif Raza Gillani (Okara), Hamid Raza Sultani, Maulana Abdul Tawab Siddiqui (Lahore), Maulana Ghazanfar Abbas (DG Khan), Maulana Gulfan Hussain Hashmi (Multan), Zakar Habib Raza Haidri, Maulana Nadeem Abbas Naqvi (Hafizabad), Maulana Baqar Raza Naqvi (Karachi), Maulana Muhammad Yousaf, Maulana Syed Sabtain Naqvi, Maulana Ilyas Ghumman (Sargodha), Maulana Muhammad Ahmad Mudhanvi (Jhang), Dr Khadim Hussain Dhilon (Khanewal) and Maulana Masoodur Rehman Usmani (Peshawar.

While 15 other clerics who have been stopped from delivering speeches during Muharramul Haram are: Maulana Muhammad Saleem Azam Baloch, Hafiz Sulaman, Maulana Amjad Ajmal, Khalid Saiful Islam (Ahle Hadith), Hafiz Aamir Shahzad (Ahle Sunnat), Maulana Muhammad Yaqoob Bhatti, Hafiz Abdullah, Maulana Riaz Ahmad Wattoo, Qari Ilyas, Dr Allah Ditta, Dr Abdul Haleem, Qari Abid Farooqi (Deoband), Murtaza Qanbar, Asad Ullah Bukhari and Zakar Abid Hussain. The officers concerned have been directed to ensure strict implementation of the orders and deal the violators with sternly.