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Wednesday, December 01, 2010
SUNNI Ittehad Council (SIC) has rejected the parliamentary committee constituted by Prime Minister Gilani for proposing amendments to blasphemy laws and warned of tough resistance to any effort for amending Islamic legislation.
SIC has formed a high level delegation to hold meetings with Senatrs and MNAs and MPAs to convince them to reject the government move to amend the Blasphemy Laws, said Sunni Ittehad Council Chairman Sahabzada Fazal Karim and heads of other Sunni Ittehad Council component parties while addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club on Tuesday.
Fazal Karim said Sunni Ittehad Council had rejected the parliamentary committee for proposing amendments to Blasphemy Laws since no amendment could be made in that law under Article 227 of the Constitution providing protection to all Islamic laws in the country.
He said Sunni Ittehad Council delegation would also write letters to all members of the parliament to plead its case and to advise them to refrain from becoming part of any attempt to amend the Blasphemy Laws.
Fazal Karim praised the members and workers of SIC, a platform of religious arties of Barelvi school of thought, for their courage and valor in resisting the police highhandedness, arrests, baton charge and teargassing to join in the SIC’s Save Pakistan Long March and announced that Sunni Ittehad Council had decided to observe a condemnation day on Friday, December 3, all over the country in which Ulema and prayer leaders would condemn the government’s repressive policies and adopt resolutions lashing out at the government to suppress the ‘Lovers of Holy Prophet (SAW)’ and the school of thought which backed Quaid-e-Azam in Pakistan Movement.
Fazal Karim, who is head of his own faction of JUP and an MNA on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ticket condemned the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government of Punjab for blocking the SIC long march. He condemned general policies of the PPP-led coalition government in Islamabad for failing to deliver its electoral promises, adding that rulers were pursuing only personal interests while leaving the country at the mercy of drone attacks and terrorism which brought the country on the verge of destruction.
He said Sunni Ittehad Council praised LHC decision to bind the government against pardoning blasphemy convict Aasia Masih or to extradite her to US.
He also condemned rulers’ corruption which, accoding to him gulped down over 5 billion rupees from national kitty every year and left the country under a staggering $ 55 billion foreign debt and stressed that if rulers’ corruption could be controlled then the entire foreign debt could be paid off in one year.