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Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry believes that 75 percent of the country’s problems are because of the Ulama-e-Soo (false scholars). The federal minister declared on Friday that the clerics habitual of issuing ‘fatwas’ are the biggest threat to Pakistan, adding that all school of thoughts should do Jihad against such behavior.
In his tweet, Chaudhry lauded Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for not using the religion card against the government and Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Chaudhry did not specifically name anyone but called out the clerics who take no time in issuing ‘fatwas’. He asked to begin jihad against such behaviour.
Chaudhry was referring to reports that during the recent multi-party conference of the opposition parties, Bilawal and Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the Jamiat Ulema-e Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief argued over using the religion card against the government.
On Twitter, Chaudhry did not specifically name anyone but called out the clerics who take no time in issuing ‘fatwas’. He asked to begin jihad against such behaviour.
پاکستان کیلئے سب سے بڑا خطرہ فتویٰ باز مولوی ہیں، تمام طبقہ فکر کو اس رویے کیخلاف جہاد کرنا چاہئے، ہمارے 75 فیصد مسائل کی وجہ علمائے سوࣿ ہیں۔ بلاول بھٹو اس اسٹینڈ پر تعریف کے مستحق ہیں۔ https://t.co/azhTMgwstA
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) June 28, 2019
Chaudhry’s comments came on a tweet of anchorperson Shahzeb Khanzada, who revealed that Bilawal opposed the idea of mentioning PM Khan’s name in the joint statement of the APC over his speech pertaining to Sahabah – the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Khanzada said that Bilawal made it clear that he would not allow anyone to use religious card against anyone, adding that Bilawal showed a better approach while sitting amongst the senior politicians.
آل پارٹیز کانفرنس کے اعلامیے میں وزیر اعظم عمران خان کے حوالے سے صحابہ کی توہین کا ذکر شامل کرنے کی تجویز پر بلاول بھٹو زرداری کی مخالفت،واضح کردیا کہ کسی کے بھی خلاف مذہب کو استعمال نہیں ہونے دوں گا،بلاول اپنے سے بڑی عمر کے سیاست دانوں میں ان سے بڑی سوچ کا مظاہرہ کر رہے ہیں۔ pic.twitter.com/YESe3EyMj0
— Shahzeb Khanzada (@shazbkhanzdaGEO) June 27, 2019
No wisdom in spending millions on moon sighting: Chaudhry
Earlier, Chaudhry had questioned the wisdom in spending large sums of money on moon sighting every year, saying that the Ruet-e-Hilal committee should voluntarily carry out the moon sighting.
The minister had claimed that up to Rs4 million are spent on the moon-sighting procedure every year. “Where is the wisdom in spending Rs4 million on moon-sighting for Ramzan and Eid? At least the [Ruet-e-Hilal] committee should do it voluntarily. All around the world [the sighting] is done without remuneration,” Chaudhry had said.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry believes that 75 percent of the country’s problems are because of the Ulama-e-Soo (false scholars).
“I respect the ulema. I have given an opinion. Everyone does not need to agree,” he said, adding that it was time to utilize science and technology for the practice. “Educated scholars are supporting my suggestion,” Chaudhry said, referring to his proposal to form a committee of tech experts to determine moon sighting for key dates and months in the Islamic calendar for the next 10 years.
However, the chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman had criticized Chaudhry’s suggestion and appealed to Prime Minister Khan to stop his ministers from commenting on religious matters.
Social aura of Fawad Chaudhry
Fawad Chaudhry often leaves people jaw-dropped and totally bewildered with his tweets on current political developments. Often, his tweets stir debate on religious, legal and social issues. Mistakes are an unavoidable part of life but Chaudhry is simultaneously celebrated, mocked and trolled over his frequent fumbles and crispy remarks on the television and social media.
Lately, his memes have taken the mainstream and social media platforms by storm. Chaudhry, who has a very robust, funny and comical style, used to criticize opposition all the time when he was the information minister. After he was given the portfolio of science and technology, hardly any day passes when he is not in news for his views and memes.
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that he has brought the ‘forgotten’ science ministry into the limelight. However, his remarks are not just limited to his ministry.
Perhaps, that is the reason social media platforms stay abuzz with all kind of epithets, jokes, sarcasm and photo-shopped images of Chaudhry that leave people in fits of laughter or open-mouthed. The best of all this is the fact that he enjoys the memes. Recently, Chaudhry revealed that even PM Khan sends him meme made on him.