Rawalpindi - The religious parties and the lawyers poured on roads Saturday and staged protest demonstrations against French Magazine Charlie Hebdo on publishing blasphemous caricatures of Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). “Shut down the French Embassy and Consulates” and “Kick out French Ambassador and Convoys from Pakistan” were the slogans mostly chanted by the protestors while holding placards and banners mentioning words in favour of Prophet (PBUH).

In Bhatta Chowk, a massive protest demo was staged by Jamiat Ulema Islam (Senior) under the leadership of Pir Abdul Shakoor Naqashbandi.

The other prominent leaders were Maulana Pir Khateeb ur Rehman, Sahibzada Umer Farooq Naqashbandi and Qari Javed besides a large number of people belonging to different walks of life.

The protestors chanted full pitched slogans against French government and administration of Charlie Hebdo and demanded of the government to kick out French Ambassador from Islamabad besides shutting down the embassy and consulates. Addressing the protestors, JUI (S) Secretary General Pir Abdul Shakoor Naqashbandi said that the government should lift the matter with UN.

He condemned the publication of sacrilegious portraits of Prophet (PBUH) by a French satiric Magazine. He hailed the parliamentarians for protesting against France and passing a resolution in this regard.

On the other hand, the lawyers also came on road while chanting slogans against French government and the administration of magazine at Kutcheri.

They held a protest demonstration and blocked road for traffic.

Besides Punjab Bar Council four members Zulfiqar Abbas Naqvi, Chaudhry Muhammad Wasif, Sajjad Akbar and Syed Itezar Mehdi Shah, District Bar Association (DBA) President GM Shah, Tariq Mehmood, Sajid Awan and former president DBA Raja Nasir took part in agitation against printing of blasphemous caricatures in a French magazine. Speaking to the protestors, the office-bearers vehemently denounced the unholy act of French magazine. They urged the rulers of Islamic countries to join hands and stop the evil forces of West to stop using so called freedom of expression to harm the dignity of Prophet (PBUH)