LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Law and Local Government, Rana Sanaullah Khan has said the drama of Dr Tahirul Qadri had also flopped after the failure of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan.
He said that the masses had rejected people who do not want to see democracy flourish in the country.
While commenting on the rally of Dr Qadri, Sanaullah said the masses had proved that there was no room for the politicians with negative designs. He said that in fact, the rally of Dr Qadri was a gathering of families of teachers and students of Minhaj ul Quran. He said that the condition of people who were forcibly brought to the rally was pitiable and it was the worst example of highhandedness. The minister said if Dr Qadri wanted to reformation of the system, he should have participated in the general elections. He said that Imran Khan should beware as the number of people in the ‘rally-drama’ of Tahir ul Qadri was higher than the so-called Tsunami meeting of PTI.
He said the people who could not win a councillor’s seat were insulting the public mandate of others and it was lamentable to exploit their followers in the extremely cold weather for their personal interests. The minister said the participants of the rally were shivering in the open while Maulana was sitting in a cozy and comfortable room.
Meanwhile, Sanaullah said that the Ulema council comprising religious leaders of various schools of thought would be set up after local bodies elections for formulating recommendations for resolving differences between Ulema, promotion of a spirit of accommodation among different sects and elimination of religious hatred. The council will become functional before the next Muharrm ul Harram, he added.
He was addressing a meeting of Ulema to review progress into investigation of Rawalpindi tragedy and promotion of religious tolerance at Civil Secretariat. Provincial Minister for Environment Col.(retd) Shuja Khanzada, Secretary Home Maj.(retd) Azam Suleman, Commissioner Rawalpindi Khalid Masood, RPO Rawalpindi Akhtar Lalika, Maulana Aziz-ur-Rehman, Maulana Ashraf Tahir, Maulana Hafeez Jalundhari, Qazi Abdur Rasheed, Khateeb Badshahi Mosque Abdul Khabir Azad and other Ulemas were also present on the occasion.
Sanaullah said that the Ulema displayed sagacity and wisdom at the time of Rawalpindi tragedy due to which a worse situation was averted. He said that Rawalpindi incident was a conspiracy against national unity. He said that enemies of peace were bent upon undermining national solidarity by creating religious hatred but their nefarious designs were thwarted. He said that deterrent punishment would be awarded as per law to those who were involved in the incident. He said that the Ulema of all schools of thought displayed Islamic brotherhood by participating in the funeral prayers of the Rawalpindi martyrs.
Sanaullah said that Ulema were reformers of the society and they should create an atmosphere of love, restraint and mutual harmony. He said that Ulema should maintain moderation and balance in their speeches and it was necessary for them to play an active role for maintenance of law and order. He said that violence and lawlessness could be eliminated by showing tolerance and restraint. The Ulema informed the minister about their reservations regarding the arrests and the cases registered against some persons in connection with the incident of 10th Muharram. In reply, the law minister constituted a 3-member committee comprising commissioner Rawalpindi, RPO Rawalpindi and additional IG CTD. He directed the committee to address the genuine grievances of Ulema.
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