Rallies and demonstrations held nationwide by the freedom of Mumtaz Hussain Qadri movement.
In keeping with details, rallies and demonstrations were held across the country today across Pakistan after Jumma prayers. In this regard, the largest rally started at Nasir Bagh in Lahore, and converted into a demonstration in front of the Punjab Assembly.
Prominent leaders from various religious outfits participated in this rally and demonstration. Doctor Muhammad Ashraf Asif Jalali-leader of Tehreek-e-Sarat-e-Mustaqeem, Pakistan, Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi- Central leader of Fidayan Khatam-e-Nabooat, Pir Muhammad Afzal Qadri-leader of Alami Tanzeem Ahlesunat, Pir Syed Irfan Shah Mushahdi-Patron-in-chief of Markazi Jammat-e-ahlsunat, Muhammad Sarwat Ijaz Qadri –leader of Pakistan Sunni Tehreek, Mian Waleed Ahmad Sharaqpuri, Pir Syed Zaheer ul Hassan Shah, Pir Muhammad Shafiq Kiyanni, Pir Syed Hamid Ali Shah, Pir Syed Zia ul Islam Shah Gillani, Pir Saif Ullah, Pir Muhammad Iqbal, Syed Khurram Riaz Shah Rizvi and various other leaders of ahl e sunat participated in this rally.
Previously, the Apex court on October 7, Wednesday upheld the death sentence of Mumtaz Qadri. Previously, Mumtaz Qadri had challenged his death sentence in the Supreme Court. The three member bench of the Apex Court declared the Islamabad High Court decision of call off the death sentence under the Anti-Terrorism Act to be invalid. However, Mumtaz Qadri will have the right to submit a mercy appeal to the President of Pakistan.
Mumtaz Qadri who is a former commando of the Punjab Police’s Elite Force, was awarded capital punishment for murdering former Punjab Governor Salman Taseer in Islamabad’s Koshar Market on January 4, 2011. He shot 27 bullets straight at him. Later on, he admitted killing Salman Taseer because he publicly opposed the blasphemy law, called it a black law while calling for reforms to the notorious law.