Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman claimed on Sunday that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was trying to end the blasphemy law and country’s Islamic ideology.
Addressing a workers’ convention on Peshawar’s Ring Road, Fazl said, “[PTI] government tried to make amendments to the blasphemy law whereas the culprit in a blasphemy case was acquitted.”
“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 added.
People are being arrested in the Aasia Bibi case, Fazl said, warning that “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 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 (ECP) 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”.
He said a blasphemy law convention is being held on November 15.
Member of National Assembly Mufti Abdul Shakoor, Maulana Gul Naseeb, Maulana Shujaul Mulk and other leaders also delivered speeches.