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In Pakistan, there are once again political bigwigs using religion against their rivals. The government was recently accused of changing some law concerning Islamic clauses. However, the incumbent government has rubbished such reports and maintained that there is no such proposal on the table.
It is important to note that a few days ago, Mirza Shahzad Akbar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability, held a press conference and revealed some facts regarding benami properties possessed by many politicians including the former President Asif Ali Zardari.
(3/3) Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar & SAPM on Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar Press Conference Islamabad (16.07.19)@AliHZaidiPTI@ShazadAkbar@Hammad_Azhar pic.twitter.com/HGajlgEHPS
— PTI (@PTIofficial) July 16, 2019
Since then there has been a campaign against him to brand him as Ahmadi, not Muslim. He tweeted
پچھلے ہفتے کی پریس کانفرنس کے بعد سے مافیا نے میرے خلاف قادیانی ہونے کا مکروہ پروپیگنڈہ شروع کر رکھا ہے۰ختم نبوت پے یقین اور سرور کو نین کی تقلید میرے اسلاف اور میرے ایمان کا بنیادی جزو ہے۔اور کسی مسلمان کو کافر کہنا گناہ کبیرہ، @PTIofficial pic.twitter.com/CMkYHxrPTd
— Mirza Shahzad Akbar (@ShazadAkbar) July 23, 2019
According to details, Federal Minister for Interior Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah has said that the government has no intention of amending the Islamic provisions in the Constitution.
No ruler in Pakistan has ever raised his voice for implementing a system like the state of Madina. Pakistan can be transformed on the same pattern when all the sections of government and society play an effective role in this regard.
He was speaking to a 15-member delegation of Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) in the federal capital on Tuesday; the minister said that the government can never think of changing the law on the belief in the finality of the Prophethood.
The PUC delegation was led by Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi with Maulana Nauman Hashir, Maulana Tahir Aqeel Awan, Maulana Asadullah Farooq, Maulana Aseedur Rehman, Maulana Qasim Qasmi, Maulana Abubakar Sabri, Maulana Afzal Shah Husseini, Maulana Dawood, Maulana Abid Israr, and Maulana Abdul Hadi in attendance.
The minister made it clear that the government is serious to eliminate extremist elements from the country at all cost. He maintained that Islam is the religion of peace and harmony, and anybody spreading extremism shall never be spared. “Elements fanning extremism and sectarianism on account of Islam are not friends of Muslims,” he said adding that the ruling government was pursuing effective and explicit policies to uphold the interests of Pakistan.
While making a reference to PM’s philosophy of Naya Pakistan, the minister highlighted that “no ruler in Pakistan has ever raised his voice for implementing a system like the state of Madina. Pakistan can be transformed on the same pattern when all the sections of government and society play an effective role in this regard,” he added.
Furthermore, Ashrafi announced that masajid and madaris will not be part of any campaign responsible for creating chaos in the country nor the Madaris-e-Arabia had any political agenda and pursuits before them.
PM Khan is Determined to make Pakistan Terror Free
It is important to note that the prime minister has announced not to let any extremist group operate in Pakistan. He clarified that it is not due to external pressure rather this is something which is in the best national interest of the country. Several religious seminaries have been taken into the control of the government. Similarly, leaders of the banned organizations have been arrested under the charges of financing terrorism.