MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf’s demand for amendments in blasphemy law brings about stern disapproval from religious parties.
The Tehrik Tahaffuz Namoos-e-Risalat (TTNR) has deplored PTI’s call for amendments in the blasphemy law declaring that,” It will mark a condemnation day (Youm-e-Muzammat) against all those demanding changes in or abolition of the law.” Addressing a press conference, the leaders of TTNR Qari Ahmad Mian, Dr Ashraf Ali Attiq, Dr Tahir Khakwani, Allama Khalid Mahmood Nadeem and others said,” The demand raised by PTI President Javed Hashmi, Shirin Mazari and Dr Arif Alvi in the parliament for amendment to Blasphemy Law unveiled the real face of PTI.”
“This demand has made it clear that they are working on the agenda of Jews. We strongly condemn them,” they maintained. They further affirmed that the clerics would pass resolutions against the PTI leaders. They further demanded Javed Hashmi and other supports of amends to pull out their statements.
While the Multan Division Commissioner Syed Ali Murtaza has said,”Foolproof plan has been evolved to provide security to all minorities especially Christians.” He further expressed determined intentions to prevent incidents like Peshawar Church attack and to promote inter-faith harmony; directing the DCOs of all districts to make certain communal peace in their particular districts. He said, ”Terrorism was an international phenomenon that harmed all religions and not the followers of any specific faith.”
He was joined by clerics during this meeting who declared to mark a “Christian solidarity day”. “Islam was the religion of peace and harmony, saying the barbarian bomb attack on Church in Peshawar could not be committed by any Muslim,” they added.
Christians present at this occasion spoke their appreciation and thankfulness to Muslims for demonstrate solidarity with them, saying,” They were also sons of the soil and all of their loyalties were attached to this land. We have chosen the path of peace for the security and solidarity of the country.”