ISLAMABAD All Parties Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat (TNR) Conference on Wednesday unanimously announced to launch a nationwide strike on December 31 besides other schedule for launching a movement for what it termed protecting the sanctity of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who is also heading the conference, announced this decision in the presence of three banned outfits leaders including Hafiz Saeed Ahmed of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Maulana Hafiz Ludhyanavi of Sapah-e-Sabaha and Allama Sajid Naqvi of Tehreek-e-Jafria Pakistan, who participated the APC. Almi Majlis Tahafuz-e-Khatam-e-Nabuwat organised the conference, which was attended by many religious leaders different schools of thoughts from all provinces and FATA along with politicians and people from different walks of life. The participant at one time took the gathering as revival of Mutthahida Mjlis-e-Amal (MMA) when Qazi Hussain Ahmed of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) said that he endorsed the recommendations of the conference from the platform of MMA. But at the end of the conference, JI Amir Syed Munawar Hassan, while ruling out any such possibility, said that the APC had announced its further agenda and if there is any development, it would also be announced. Fazlur Rehman while announcing the nationwide movement said that all religious parties would hold a nationwide wheel-jam strike on December 31 while protests would be held at mosque levels all over the country on December 24. A grand procession as well as protest will also be held in this regard on January 9 and a subsequent strategy would be announced after consultation with the Central Committee, he added. While talking on behalf of the participating parties, he reiterated his resolve that they are ready to render every sacrifice to protect the sanctity of the Prophets and would fight this war at every forum. Maulana Fazl said that they would resist every effort if the new Bill was brought on the floor of the Parliament for bringing changes in the blasphemy laws. He said that the government should clear its position on the issue adding that international pressure was tantamount to meddling into the internal affairs of the country. Syed Munawar Hassan, Ameer Jamaat-i- Islami (JI); Qazi Hussain Ahmed, former Ameer of JI; Maulana Sami-ul-Haq of JUI-S, Maulana Abdul Majeed Ludhyanavi, Ameer Majlis Tahafuz-e-Khatam-e-Nabuvat; Qari Hafeez Jalandhri, Secretary General, Wafaq-ul-Madaris and Sahibzada Abul Kher Mohammad Zubair were also present on the occasion. Earlier, Qari Hafeez Jalandhri, Secretary General Wafaq-ul-Madaris, read out the unanimous declaration before the address of JUI-F chief. The declaration said that the religious parties showed their hate towards any movement to bring changes in the existing blasphemy laws. The declaration also criticised the media for openly discussing the pros and cons of the blasphemy laws and said that some elements in the media had increased their activities to a shameful extent to revoke the blasphemy laws. The declaration said that it was the prime responsibility of the religious parties to revive the national sovereignty. It said that the religious parties would resist any move to bring changes in the blasphemy laws or scrap these laws. The declaration appealed to the media persons as well as the whole nation to participate in this national movement rising above from their personal interests. The declaration also asserted that if the country succeeded to attain sovereignty, it would also get rid of poverty, unemployment and loadshedding. Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, leader of PML-Q, Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, MNA, Tika Khan, representative of Newspaper Sellers Association, Ijazul Haq, former religious affairs minister, also attended the conference. Maulana Ataul Moman Bokhari of Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam, Maulana Abdul Aziz Hanif, leader of Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith, Maulana Abdul Malik of Rabataul Madaras, and many others religious leaders belonging to different school of thoughts participated from across the country in the APC. Tika Khan suggested holding of a long march to protect the sanctity of the Last Prophet (PBUH) that was widely commended by all participants.