Some political parties protest aims at creating unrest in country: Ashrafi

ISLAMABAD, Aug 3 (APP): Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Chairman Tahir Ashrafi Wednesday said some elements want to create unrest in the country in the month of August by bringing people to streets.

These elements would not succeed in spreading anarchy in the country, he said while addressing a press conference here.

He said people of the country want across the board accountability of all persons involved in corruption.

Public will lose confidence in system of accountability if a particular person or family was targeted in the Panama Papers issue, he added.

He announced to organize “Nada-e-Umat Conference” on August 18 with an aim to develop consensus among political and religious leadership on multifarious challenges facing the country, adding all the political and religious stakeholders should be on same page to overcome these challenges.

He said Muslim Ummah particularly Pakistan was facing the menace of terrorism.

Ashrafi said people of Indian held Kashmir and Palestine were facing severe violations of human rights. Pakistanis should record their protest about the human rights violation in IHK during the visit of Indian Interior Minister.

He welcomed the government’s step of adding verses of Quran in curriculum of classes from one to intermediate.

The Chairman Ulema Council, however, said the government should also add the verses related to Jihad, saying that it was necessary to define terrorism and Jihad in curriculum.

Talking about the matter of Pak Turk Schools in Pakistan, he said Pakistan should remove the reservations of Turkey’s government by monitoring these schools.

He said Pakistan Ulema Council was celebrating the month of August as month of stability of Pakistan.

Seminars, conferences and events would be organized to make the masses aware about the ideology of Pakistan, he concluded.