Fazl accuses PTI govt of attempting to end blasphemy law

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PESHAWAR: The ideology of Pakistan is based on Islamic principles, but today the party, which has been given the task to run the government, wants to end the blasphemy law and the Islamic ideology in the country, the JUI-F chief says.
“First, this government tried to make amendments to the blasphemy law whereas the culprit in a blasphemy case was acquitted,” said Maulana Fazlur Rehman while addressing a workers convention on Ring Road.
Member of National Assembly Mufti Abdul Shakoor, Maulana Gul Naseeb, Maulana Shujaul Mulk and other leaders also delivered speeches.
Fazl said, “Imran has been imposed on the country and in the Aasia (Bibi) case got a pat on the back from European countries as well as the US.”
He said when (Zulfikar Ali) Bhutto was hanged, it was not accepted, and when Nawaz Sharif and Jahangir Tareen were also disqualified, the public did not accept the decision. “Just like that, the public does not accept the verdict in the Aasia Masih case,” he said, adding that as it has hurt the sentiments of the Ummah, the Supreme Court should withdraw its decision.
“Rigging took place openly during the elections and a party was made to win; and the Election Commission of Pakistan completely failed in conducting free and fair elections,” said the JUI-F chief.
He said the government wants to end the registration of Madrassas, while strict Madrassa laws are being made, but the JUI-F “will protect the Madrassas”.
“People are being arrested in the Aasia Bibi case but we are not afraid of jails and first of all the JUI will not shy away from rendering any sacrifice to protect the blasphemy law,” he said.
He said a blasphemy law convention is being held on November 15.
Addressing the event, former Senate deputy chairman Maulana Ghafoor Haideri said, “Imran Khan said if he goes to the IMF for loans he will commit suicide that day. Now the prime minister sahib should pick a date to commit suicide.”
Maulana Haideri said the current government has broken the inflation record of the previous government as “today the inflation market is booming”, while “the prime minister sahib is busy in begging from different countries”.