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TNR moot announces countrywide strike on 31st
Published December 16, 2010
ISLAMABAD – All Parties Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat (TNR) Conference on Wednesday unanimously announced to launch a nationwide strike on December 31 besides other schedule for launching a movement for what it termed protecting the sanctity of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who is also heading the conference, announced this decision in the presence of three banned outfits’ leaders including Hafiz Saeed Ahmed of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Maulana Hafiz Ludhyanavi of Sapah-e-Sabaha and Allama Sajid Naqvi of Tehreek-e-Jafria Pakistan, who participated the APC.
Almi Majlis Tahafuz-e-Khatam-e-Nabuwat organised the conference, which was attended by many religious leaders different schools of thoughts from all provinces and FATA along with politicians and people from different walks of life.
The participant at one time took the gathering as revival of Mutthahida Mjlis-e-Amal (MMA) when Qazi Hussain Ahmed of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) said that he endorsed the recommendations of the conference from the platform of MMA. But at the end of the conference, JI Amir Syed Munawar Hassan, while ruling out any such possibility, said that the APC had announced its further agenda and if there is any development, it would also be announced.
Fazlur Rehman while announcing the nationwide movement said that all religious parties would hold a nationwide wheel-jam strike on December 31 while protests would be held at mosque levels all over the country on December 24. “A grand procession as well as protest will also be held in this regard on January 9 and a subsequent strategy would be announced after consultation with the Central Committee”, he added.
While talking on behalf of the participating parties, he reiterated his resolve that they are ready to render every sacrifice to protect the sanctity of the Prophets and would fight this war at every forum.
Maulana Fazl said that they would resist every effort if the new Bill was brought on the floor of the Parliament for bringing changes in the blasphemy laws. He said that the government should clear its position on the issue adding that international pressure was tantamount to meddling into the internal affairs of the country.