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Religious parties announce strike over blasphemy issue
Religious parties announce strike over blasphemy issue
From the Newspaper
December 28, 2010

Bureau Report

PESHAWAR, Dec 27: Tehrik-i-Namoos-i-Risalat has announced a province-wide shutter down strike in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Dec 31 to stall any move for making amendments to the blasphemy law and appealed to business community to make the strike a success.

The decision was taken in a meeting of the steering committee of Tehrik-i-Namoos-i-Risalat at Al-Markaz-i-Islami with its convener Shabir Ahmed Khan in the chair here on Monday.

Those who attended the meeting included Shamsur Rehman Shamsi and Maulana Amanat Shah of the JUI-F, Ikramullah Shahid and Maulana Abdul Haseeb Haqqani of JUI-S, Fayaz Khan and Maulana Merajuddin of JUP, Fazalur Rehman Madni of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith, Ramzan Tauqeer of Tehrik-i-Islami, and Israrullah advocate and Hamidullah Jan of JI.

The participants criticised Punjab Governor Salman Taseer and Pakistan People`s Party MNA Sherry Rehman for their attempt to help release the blasphemy convict Aasia Bibi.

“There is no room for changes in the blasphemy law as it is a matter of faith,” they unanimously said and asked the government to forthwith reject the bill presented by Sherry Rehman in the National Assembly for amendment to the law.

Holding their respective party flags activists of all the religious parties would hold rallies and public meetings in different districts, and the traders would keep the shutters down to express solidarity with the Tehrik-i-Namoos-i-Risalat.

The meeting decided that the district leadership of all the parties would hold meetings with traders to seek their complete support for shutter down strike. However, the traffic will remain smooth in all the districts. The steering committee will meet again today (Tuesday).

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