UMAIMA AHMED

LAHORE - An evidence file, comprising 78 pages, has been couriered by ‘Never Forget’ organisation to all the members of the National Assembly against Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz.

Interior Minister Chaudary Nisar, while addressing the Senate on December 30, 2015, had said there was no evidence against Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz and, it should be furnished to the government if there was any.

‘Never Forget’ has sent a letter to the MNAs in which the history and context of the topic has been discussed. It has furnished copies of all the first information reports (FIRs) against Aziz. His links with militants and land grabbers are also mentioned. The documents also prove that Abdul Aziz and Jamia Hafsa are supporting Islamic State and Daesh.

While speaking to The Nation, Jibran Nasir, a lawyer and activist, said, “I have sent the evidence file to all the MNAs. I hope certain MNA have the guts to show the facts to Chaudary Nisar and ask him what action he will take against Abdul Aziz.”

When asked if he planned to hold any protest if action was not taken by the authorities, Nasir said, “I don’t like to bring people on roads. People are educated enough to know what should be done in such a scenario. We all should raise voice against militants and their sympathisers. My only aim is to enable the institutions to take action against the militants, especially Abdul Aziz who is sitting in the heart of Pakistan’s capital and is favouring Daesh. I will use all lawful means to raise this issue. This case is even in the court and I am keeping a close eye on it.”

Abdul Aziz is a famous cleric of Lal Masjid in Islamabad, known for giving anti-state statements. He has shown support for ISIS in the past. After Army Public School, Peshawar, was attacked on 16 December last year, he refused to condemn the attack, which brought him into the limelight once again.