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JUP threatens Sherry Rehman; to observe protest on 3rd
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Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Zilhajj 24, 1431 A.H.
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JUP threatens Sherry Rehman; to observe protest on 3rd

Wednesday, December 01, 2010
By Our Correspondent

Sherry RehmanJamiat-e-Ulema-e-Pakistan has announced to stage protest demonstrations across the country on December 3 against the bid to repeal blasphemy law and in this connection a forum - Tahfuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalt - headed by Sahibzada Abul Khair has been formed to monitor the situation with special reference to protecting the blasphemy law.

The announcement was made at an all parties conference (APC) held on Tuesday under the auspices of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Pakistan with Sahibzada Abul Khair in the chair. Others who attended the meeting included Syed Munawar Hasan, Ameer Jamat-e-Islami; Abdul Ghafoor Hyderi, General Secretary JUI(F); Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, President Tanzeem-ul-Madaris Ahle Sunnat; Pir Mian Abdul Khaliq of Bhar Chowndi and PML leaders.

The APC resolved that any change in the blasphemy law would not be accepted and PPP MNA Sherry Rehman was particularly warned that if she tried to amend the laws the people of the country would besiege her.

The APC demanded of the government to avoid repealing blasphemy law and the punishment given under section 295-C should not be amended.

The meeting also demanded that PPP should explain its position on the private bills that were formulated by Ms Rehman and condemned Asma Jehangir and other NGOs for their campaign to amend the Islamic law “on the behest of the West”.

It also demanded for suspending all the powers of the President with regard to pardoning the punishment given under blasphemy law and condemned Governor Punjab Salman Taseer for extending “unnecessary” support to Asiya Bibi, saying, if she had any reservations she should appeal in court.

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