ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaaf calls for a review of the contentious blasphemy laws.
According to recent updates, Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaaf leader and MNA Makhdoom Javed Hashmi has called for,” A review of the current Blasphemy law.” He said, ”It is against the principles of Islam.”
Speaking at the National Assembly today on Tuesday 24th of September, 2013, he maintained that, ”The blasphemy law was generating hatred.” MNA Makhdoom Javed Hashmi added that,” The Peshawar incident had given a bad name to the country. All the religions preach peace and brotherhood and abhor violence but some elements in our society are trying to create differences and sectarianism in society.”
Nonetheless, he preferred the proposal of talks with the militants, implying that sincere efforts ought to be made to bring Taliban into conventional dialogue. In his address he expressed regret over noticeable deterioration in security provision by the government to an extent that,” no places of worship are safe.”
While speaking to the House, Tariq Christopher Qaiser termed the Peshawar incident as,” a national tragedy.” He said,” It was not an attack on Christians but on the sovereignty of Pakistan. Those who attack worship places like Churches and Mosques have nothing to do with humanity and are not serving the cause of Islam and Pakistan.”
He said,” Christians are patriotic Pakistanis and will continue to play their role in the welfare of the country, particularly in the health and education sectors.” At this occasion he appealed the Christian community to remain peaceful during protest, rallies, and demonstrations particularly to avoid looting and arson of public property.
Tariq Christopher Qaiser also apprised the House about total victims of terrorists attacks saying, ”Forty thousand people have lost their lives in terrorist attacks and now the government will have to go beyond condemnation to find solution for the menace.”