Rizvi blames politico-religious leaders for ‘repeal’ of Khatam-e-Nabuwat laws


TYL to observe Khatam-e-Naboowat Day tomorrow

LAHORE: The Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah ( TYL) on Thursday blamed Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam chief Fazal-ur-Rehman,  Jamat-e-Islami chief Siraj Ul Haq and chief of Jamiat Ahle Hadith Pakistan Sajid Mir for alleged abolition of Khatam-e-Nabuwat laws in the country through the Election Act 2017.

TYL Chairman Khadim Hussain Rizvi further said that it was their criminal negligence in the Parliament when Election Act 2017 was passed from the lower and upper houses. He also accused other religious leaders in the parliament like JUI-F’s Abdul Ghafoor Haideri who is the deputy chairman of Senate, for committing the same mistake and ignoring repeal of Khatam-e-Naboowat (finality of prophethood) laws.

“Leaders of religious parties in the Parliament have history of hypocrisy vis-à-vis Khatam-e-Nabuwat laws. However, TYL will not allow anyone to make any change in these laws”, Rizvi, flanked by other religious leaders and workers, told a crowded press conference at the Lahore Press Club.

He alleged that these leaders are part of an international conspiracy led by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to abolish these laws. “Nawaz Sharif while living in London got go ahead from international players to repeal these laws and get his premiership restored,” he accused, adding that fake pirs and fake ulema have corroborated with him.

TYL recently formed the political party Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and a nominee of the party also contested the NA-120 by-election in Lahore as an independent candidate, whose posters and banners bore photographs of Mumtaz Qadri.

Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan led by Khadim Hussain Rizvi had forced its way into the Red Zone of Islamabad to stage a protest against conviction of Mumtaz Qadri, who was later hanged for assassinating of then Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer.

Though the government has announced to restore the election act in the previous form, yet leaders of TYL said that they have planned big processions and protest rallies across the country on Friday.

Rizvi said that he and his party workers will hold protest until those responsible for making the amendment get exemplary punishment. He also suggested punishment under Islamic law for the person who tried to change the law.

To a question whether they had links with extremist and terrorist organisations, Rizvi said that they are peaceful people and there was not a single case registered against him and his party workers in any police station across the country.  Answering another query, Rizvi said that he has formed a review committee which will present its report before 12pm tomorrow when the Khatam-e-Naboowat Day will be observed across the country if the government restores the election act. He said a rally will be taken out from Data Darbar to the Punjab Assembly and the government will be warned of dire consequences if it does not end its policy of liberalism and secularism.

Charged workers of TYL held a sit-in on Charing Cross for 10 hours on Tuesday under the leadership of Khadim Hussaim Rizvi against what they called the government’s attempt at making anti-Islamic laws.