Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman seeks an alliance with other religious parties in order to combat secularism. I am not a secularist, but I do not want the kind of Islam they want. It is very clear that ‘actions speak louder than words’ and these religious groups have done more harm to Pakistan than anyone else. I would like to ask them to give one example of a good deed done in the last six decades by any religious group.

They want to bring in their own brand of Islam, which condones merciless killing of anyone who opposes their belief. The few laws that have been implemented under the guise of religion, such as the blasphemy laws and Hudood Ordinance, have led to the deaths of more innocent people than any other law. Are they ready to chop of the hand of a thief? Will the Maulana not be the first to be hanged? He has been a part of all governments in the last two decades.

ABID HABIB,

Sindh, May 31.