Students of Jamia Ashrafia – a religious educational institution – chanted slogans against Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi during his address on the Finality of the Prophethood (PBUH), forcing him to leave the conference.
According to the details, while addressing a grand gathering of the Pakistan Conference on the Protection of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) at the Jamia Ashrafia, Punjab CM Parvez Elahi said that the Pakistan Army and scholars have saved Pakistan from chaos, civil war, and all kinds of situations.
Parvez Elahi praised Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bajwa and his role in averting crises, for instance, the peaceful conclusion of Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s sit-in.
He said that Gen Bajwa and the scholars reached an agreement and averted a crisis while a decision had been taken to take action against Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, adding it was because of special efforts on the part of the army chief that Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s sit-in concluded peacefully.
Apparently, the remark on Maulana Fazlur Rehman did not sit well with the students of Jamia Ashrafi who began chanting “Go Parvez Elahi Go” against the Punjab Chief Minister. The slogans got so intense that Parvez Elahi had to leave the conference in a hurry mid-way.
جامعہ اشرفیہ لاہور میں ایک کانفرنس میں گو پروز الہی گو کے نعرے اور پرویز الٰہی بھاگنے میں کامیاب ہوگئے جمعیت علمائے اسلام کے کارکنان بڑے شاطر نکلے 😜 pic.twitter.com/YimTdCGP3a
— Ikramullah Naseem (@realikramnasim) September 6, 2022
Students chanting slogans garner mixed reaction
The incident of Jamia Ashrafia students chanting slogans against Parvez Elahi has garnered a mixed reaction on social media. Many netizens were of the opinion that the students should not have chanted the slogans and should have respected the sanctity of the religious conference which was on the Holy Prophet.
Meanwhile, some netizens believed that since Parvez Elahi was a guest at the university, he should have been treated with respect and all political differences should have been kept aside.
“I think this is wrong. The Chief Minister was a guest,” one Twitter user wrote.
میرے خیال میں یہ غلط ہے ۔
وزیراعلی آپ لوگوں کے مہمان تھے کم از کم اس کا خیال رکھ لیتے ۔
— Zia ur Rahman (@Ziaurrahmanps) September 6, 2022
On the other hand, some Twitter users also claimed that it was wrong of Parvez Elahi to speak against a scholar [Maulana Fazlur Rehman] while addressing an assembly full of scholars.