ISLAMABAD: Reut-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneeb -ur Rehman has said that the proposed Women Protection Bill (WPB) was not workable even for a single.

“In my views the WPB is not practicable even for day. This bill has beeb formulated to please some women from the elite class. There is no other motive behind it,” he said in an interview.

He went on to say that promoting vulgarity in the name of Ramzan was sheers injustice with the holy month. “I request chairman PEMRA to understand the importance of sanctity of Ramzan and implement its laws,” he said.

He remarked that that if someone has performed several Hajj and Umrahs then he should utilize his resources for the betterment of the needy.

Regarding extremists in Muslim countries, he said that the US and western countries should leave Muslims on their own. “A peace-keeping force should be set up from the platform of OIC to improve the situation in violence plagued countries."

Fasting and celebrating Eid on one day throughout the country is a good thing, he said.

“This impression is wrong that seminaries breed terrorism,” he said adding the syllabus of seminaries was in force for the last 250 years and this does not breed terrorists.

He observed that the entire responsibility of the current situation in Afghanistan rests with the US because the US and its allies first supported Jihad and provided all resources to Mujahideen. “The US left Afghanistan in the lurch following USSR collapse which further pushed the country into chaos.

What is justification behind it that 18 Indian consulates are functioning in Afghanistan, he questioned. India is sponsoring violence in Pakistan through these consulates, he added.