All Parties Conference urges Muslim states to make joint strategy against blasphemous acts
By: Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: The All Parties Conference (APC) of political and religious parties on Wednesday demanded a meeting of all Muslim countries in Madina Munawwara to formulate a joint strategy against blasphemous acts in the United States and Western countries.
The APC believed that the US was equally responsible for the recent blasphemous act and demanded of President Obama to immediately impose ban on the profane film.
The APC held under the aegis of the National Consultative Committee also called upon the Pakistan government to sever diplomatic relations with the United States and call back its ambassador from Washington.
A declaration passed at the APC also demanded of the Pakistan government to come out of so-called war against terrorism. The declaration also said that letters and memorandums would be written to ambassadors of the Muslim countries in Islamabad asking them to convey their governments to pass effective laws against blasphemy.
The APC demanded of the United Nations to pass laws declaring blasphemy as a crime and also called for exemplary punishment to those responsible for the blasphemous video clips and sketches.
The APC was attended by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawwar Hasan, Jamaatud Daawa amir Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Maulana Fazalur Rehman, Maulana Samiul Haq, Ejazul Haq, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, Lt. General (retd) Hamid Gul, Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Ludhianvi, Liaquat Baloch, Maulana Fazalur Rehman Khalil and others.
Speaking on the occasion Syed Munawwar Hasan said none of the religious parties was involved in acts of looting and ransacking public or private property on the protest day. The leaders of all the religious parties condemn such sabotage incidents, he said.
Regretting Pakistan government’s decision to restore Nato supplies, he said it was tantamount to commit suicide.
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed said the delegations of political and religious parties should be sent to the Muslim countries to activate the respective governments of their responsibilities. He said all the Muslim countries should gather on this particular issue and all the governments should also pass law declaring death penalty for blasphemous acts.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Maulana Samiul Haq said that all the political and religious parties should join hands on this vital issue.Sheikh Rashid Ahmed asked the religious parties to come out on roads and the political parties would follow them.Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan said that Pakistani nation by lodging strong protest had given a message to the international community that they were united on this sacred cause.