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Fazal opposes changes in laws


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PESHAWAR – Maulana Fazlur Rehman, chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, on May 23 opposed proposed changes in the Blasphemy and Hudood laws and asked the government to refrain from, what he called, ‘working against Islam’.

He was speaking at a combine meeting of the party central and provincial executive committees at Nathia Gali. Central and provincial leaders of the JUI from all the four provinces attended the meeting.

He said the incumbent government should learn lesson from history and refrain from amending the Blasphemy and Hudood laws. He also warned the government of the interference in affairs of religious seminaries which he termed as fortresses of Islam would not be tolerated.

He claimed that the religious schools were spreading the massage of peace and love.
He said that those who labeled religious seminaries as breeding centres of terrorists had themselves perpetrated the worst crimes against humanity.

Fazl lauded the role of MMA parliamentarians in brokering a peace deal between the Army and the militants in Wana.

He was of the view that the MMA leaders foiled a conspiracy of pitching people against the Army.

He said Pakistan’s re-admission, to the Commonwealth would not affect politics, as the Constitution was not fully restored. The meeting discussed a number of other issues and rejected results of the by-polls in Sindh.

The JUI meeting was of the view that the elections were rigged to ensure sucess of MQM candidates and demanded re-election.
Source: The News
Date:5/24/2004