Rawalpindi - The security agencies have asked the leaders of Tanzeem-e-Islami, an Islamist organisation, to change their slogan regarding establishment of caliphate in Pakistan.

The slogan is: “The message of Tanzeem-e-Islami is establishment of caliphate in Pakistan.”

The Tanzeem-e-Islami came under the scanner of the country’s top security agencies after it launched a massive campaign in Rawalpindi and Islamabad against usury. In this connection, the organisation displayed huge banners in different areas of the twin cities.

The verses from the Holy Quran and Hadiths that prohibit an interest-based loan system are printed on these banners.

Talking to The Nation yesterday, an official of the country’s premier security agency said they had launched a thorough investigation into the matter after taking note of public complaints.

There are apprehensions that a banned outfit might be backing the campaign of Tanzeem-e-Islami to establish a caliphate in Pakistan.

However, he added, nothing has yet been found in this regard and the only controversial thing is its slogan. “We have ordered the leadership of Tanzeem-e-Islami to change their slogan as it is creating doubts among people and security agencies,” he added.

However, the official admitted that the campaign of Tanzeem-e-Islami was good, as usury has affected a large number of people. “It is alarming that usury system has deepened its roots and mostly lower and middle-class citizens are targeted by those who lend money on heavy interest rates,” he said.