MULTAN: Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Allama Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi on Thursday welcomed the government’s decision of opening Kartarpur border, saying the initiative would affect Indian politics in the coming days.
Addressing a press conference at the Council’s Secretariat, South Punjab, he said that the Pakistan Ulema Council would support the government’s step taken in the public interest. He said that the decision of opening of Kartarpur border would not only bring changes in the politics of India but it would also help resolve the Kashmir issue. He said that the incumbent government was moving in the right direction and it was not possible to resolve pending matters of 70 years in 70 days.
Ashrafi said that he was in favour of the establishment of a separate province and urged the government to accelerate the process.
He said that Pakistan Ulema Council would continue to fight for Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat (SAWW) and ready to sacrifice their lives for this purpose. He maintained that there should be no politics on Khatm-e-Nabuwwat and Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat (SAWW). He said that action must be taken against the elements involved in agitation and destroying properties of the state and people in the name of Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat (SAWW).
He said that there was no threat to any madrasa or mosque and a cell had been set up at Pakistan Ulema Council’s main office Lahore where issues related to madaris and mosques could be sent. He said that the government had formed a committee under the supervision of Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood regarding the issues, adding that all matters were being discussed with the ulema of the country.
To a question, Allama Tahir Ashrafi appealed to the Supreme Court (SC) to listen to the arguments of ulema in the Aasia Masih review petition and her name should be included in the Exit Control List (ECL) till its decision.
Allama Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi said, “Some elements point their finger at our army. Creating confrontation between the public and the army should be discouraged”. He said that Pakitan Ulema Council was organising conferences across the country with a title of ‘Seerat Rehmatul-Lil-Alameen (SAWW)’ in connection with the month of Rabiul Awwal, adding that the conferences would also be organised in DG Khan, Rajanpur, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala and other cities of the country.