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Home Media Reports 2008 Textile mill closure demanded
Textile mill closure demanded
Daily Times
Saturday, August 16, 2008

Textile mill closure demanded

LAHORE: Punjab Assembly (PA) member [mulla] MuhammadIlyas Chinioti on Friday demanded the PA speaker shut down a textile mill for printing a cloth with the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)’s name on it. On a point of order, Ilyas claimed that the owner of the textile mill in Khurrianwala (Faisalabad) was an Ahmedi and had printed the cloth intentionally, so the mill should be closed down. MPA Khawaja Muhammad Islam said the mill owner was not an Ahmedi and that the printing of the cloth was not intentional. He said the mill had wasted the whole stock of the cloth. Chairman of the House Mian Yawar Zaman said that an adjournment motion would be presented for further discussion. Earlier, Minorities MPA Pervaiz Rafiq requested the speaker to form a committee to ensure the recitation of verses from the Holy Bible in the PA. The speaker said that he would give ruling on it later. staff report

What can be said about a country where closure of a mill is acceptable to mullahs merely on the suspicion that its owner is an Ahmadi; no matter hundreds of workers are deprived of their bread and butter due to this closure? Thank God the owner was not Ahmadi otherwise he could have been murdered without trial. An Ahmadi cannot even think of blaspheming any prophet, his companions or other truely holy personage of other religions. This shows how prejudicial Pakistani mullahs are.

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