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MMA to launch Sindh campaign against Hudood Ord changes

KARACHI, July 21 206: The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and the Shia Ulema Council announced on July 20 they would launch a protest campaign against the government’s endeavours to amend the Hudood Ordinance from Friday (July 21). Briefing the media at the MMA Sindh’s headquarters at Masjid-e-Quba, Maulana Asadullah Bhutto, the MMA president, said the decision was taken by the MMA’s provincial leadership Wednesday. “We will continue till the ordinance is saved and the government withdraws its decision about the amendments to it,” Bhutto said. He was flanked by MMA leaders Mumtaz Memon, Abdul Karim Abid and Qambar Abbas Naqvi.

The MMA leaders condemned the killing of Allama Hasan Turabi and said it was part of the series of killings of religious scholars such as Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai and Maulana Yousuf Ludhianvi. “The apparent conspiracy is to boost sectarian strife in Sindh,” said Bhutto. “Besides, there might be some political reasons behind the assassination.” According to him, the MMA Sindh also demanded the removal of the provincial governor, home minister and the city nazim for failing to protect the lives of innocent people. The leaders expressed their dissatisfaction over the police investigations into Turabi’s killing and announced a boycott of all such proceedings.
Source: Daily Times
Date:7/21/2006