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PM given four days to reject moves against blasphemy laws
The News - Internet Edition
Tuesday, December 28, 2010,
Muharram 21, 1432 A.H.
PM given four days to reject moves against blasphemy laws

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

By our correspondent

LAHORE : The Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), an alliance of religious parties, has warned the rulers of launching a countrywide anti-government movement, including a siege of parliament and an indefinite sit-in there if the prime minister did not make a clear announcement within four days to reject all the moves and proposals aimed at amending the blasphemy law.

“If the prime minister does not make a clear announcement, shunning the West-sponsored moves to amend the blasphemy law within four days, we will launch 1977-like movement against the PPP government and stage a sit-in outside parliament for an indefinite period,” said SIC Chairman Sahibzada Fazal Karim while chairing an all Pakistan Tahaffuz Namoos Risalat convention at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal here on Monday.

A large number of Ulema, Mashaikh and scholars from all over the country attended the convention of the SIC, a platform of religious parties affiliated with the Barelvi school of thought, asking the government to back out of the West-sponsored conspiracy against the blasphemy law.

Fazal Karim also announced that a Tahaffuz Namoos Risalat rally would be taken out in Karachi on December 31, 2010. He dispelled the criticism of blasphemy law as a legislation directed against minorities.

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