Ashrafi demands judicial inquiry into Islamia University Bahawalpur incident

LAHORE  -  Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Interfaith Harmony and Middle East, and Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Hafiz Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi demanded a judicial inquiry of the Islamia University Bahawalpur incident. He expressed these views while addressing a press conference at Jamia Manzoor-ul-Islamia here on Sun­day along with Ulemas. He said if drugs had been sold in the university then it should be found out who was selling, adding that the incident had disturbed the parents. Strongly condemning the desecration of the Holy Quran in Denmark, he said this incident should be condemned on the platform of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). He said a meeting of the Islamic Union was being held today (Monday) in which better decisions would be taken for the Muslim Ummah. He said:” All the Holy Prophets and books are re­spectable for Muslims and it is part of our belief”. He said that the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden hurt the sentiments of the entire Muslim Ummah. He stressed on a world level legislation for sanctity of the Holy Book (Quran). He said that coun­trywide “Istehkam e Pakistan” conven­tions of Ulema would be organised under the umbrella of the Pakistan Ulema Coun­cil. Regarding maintaining peace and or­der on Ashura, Tahir Ashrafi thanked the Pakistan Army, government and police. Responding a question, he said that brutal violence on an innocent girl in the house was sad. He condemned the incident and demanded immediate justice for the op­pressed family. Ashrafi also condemned the blast in the convention of the Jamiat Ulema Islam at Bajaur.

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