Shazia Marri demands OIC to issue strong statement against BJP leaders derogatory remarks about Prophet (PBUH)

APP35-060622 ISLAMABAD: June 06 - Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Shazia Marri along with PPP Information Secretary Faisal Kareem Kundi addressing a press conference at Press Information Department. APP Photo by Umar Qayyum

ISLAMABAD, Jun 6 (APP): Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Shazia Marri Monday demanded of the OIC member countries to issue a strong statement over BJP leaders’ derogatory remarks about the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) and demand strict action against such act.

“India comprises over more than 64 percent of Muslim population and such statement is not tolerable for the Muslims of India, Pakistan and the whole world”, she said during a presser along with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader, Faisal Karim Kundi.

Shazia Marri said that the Muslims across the world had expressed strong reservations upon such anti-Islam statement.

“Indian government is now crossing its limit and the world will not remain silent over its acts”, she said.

BJP leaders of Indian government have committed a big mistake by giving such statement without realizing its repercussions and caused severe unrest among the Muslims of the whole world, she observed.

“Not only the Muslim majority countries but other countries which are flag bearers of human rights including Canada have also expressed concern over this Indian government’s insensible act”, she said.

She said that the Indian government must act sensibly and not think if they would continue torturing Muslims and the world will remain silent statement and demand action against such derogatory remarks of BJP leaders.

She said that Pakistan People’s Party had always advocated a very strict stance against the continuing gross human rights violations against Muslims in Kashmir to eliminate Muslim community.

About the recently announced relief package for the poor to reduce the impact of petrol prices hike induced inflation; the minister said that the government had to take difficult decisions to ensure economic stability in the country.

The price of different commodities will witness rise in wake of increased petrol prices which become inevitable due to the ineffective policies of the previous government.
She said that Rs. 28 billion worth targeted subsidy would be provided to the poor segments.

The additional financial assistance of Rs 2000 will be provided to the existing eight million beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) along with their Kafaalat stipends for which they will receive a message within one week.

While another six million more beneficiaries would be identified through the help of National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) for which a special number `786’ has been opened for SMS by the intending beneficiaries, she said.

The intending beneficiaries can apply for the program through sending their CNIC to the number 786 through SMS.

Shazia Marri appealed the citizens to guide and assist those who are suffering from extreme poverty and lack mobile facility to send SMS so that we can reach out the deserving persons.

Responding to a question, the minister said that Narendar Modi was involved in bloodshed in Gujarat and was called as butcher of Gujarat. His atrocities in Kashmir, efforts of turning Muslim majority into minority Kashmir and Yasin Malik’s sentence are highly condemnable acts.

She said that the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bilawal Bhutto has also written a letter to United Nations against the human rights violations in Kashmir.

She said United Nations and international community would be engaged against India for hurting the sentiments of Muslims through derogatory remarks about Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) by the BJP leaders.