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

ISLAMABAD, Aug 3 (APP): Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Chairman Tahir Ashrafi Wednesday said the so-called protest announced by some political parties against the government was aimed at creating unrest and anarchy in the country.

Such elements, however, would not succeed in their ‘designs’, he said while addressing a press conference here.

The PUC Chairman said the people wanted accountability of all without any discrimination, but targeting only a person or a family in Panama Papers probe would shatter the nation’s trust in the system.

He said “Nadaye Umet Conference” would be held on August 18, under the auspices of PUC for developing consensus among the political and religious leadership of the country on internal and external issues.

The representatives belonging to all walks of life would also be invited to the conference that would be held in Islamabad, he added.

Ashrafi said Muslim Ummah, particularly Pakistan, had been facing challenges, including the menace of terrorism. The people of Indian Held Kashmir and Palestine were facing the worst human rights violations.

He said all the political and religious stakeholders in the country should be on the same page to face the challenges.
He said Pakistan should lodge its protest over human rights violations in held Kashmir with the visiting Indian Home Minister.

He welcomed the government’s step of adding verses of the Holy Quran to curriculum from class one to intermediate level. The verses relating to Jihad should also be included in the curriculum as it was necessary to define terrorism and Jihad, he added.

He said Pakistan Ulema Council was celebrating the month of August as “Istehqam e Pakistan”. Seminars, conferences and other events were being organized to create awareness about the ideology of Pakistan, he added.