Tahir Ashrafi says Palestinian leadership has asked Pakistan for mediation (photo, file)
Karachi: Maulana Hafiz Tahir-ul-Ashrafi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and Head of Pakistan Ulema Council, has said that Pakistan and the Arab world are on the same page on the issue of Israel.۔
Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club, Maulana Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi said that the assassination of Maulana Adil Khan Shaheed was a great tragedy. Why Maulana Adil Khan was not given security. There is a shortcoming in the reasons given. It should be investigated.
He said that Sindh government should take action against the perpetrators of negligence. According to the information received from the Sindh government, the killers of Maulana Adil Khan Shaheed will be arrested soon.
He said the government had received reports that a conspiracy was being hatched to provoke Shia-Sunni riots. 80% of the accused of blasphemy and takfir have been arrested. Those who remain will also be arrested. The code of conduct of the Pakistan Ulema Council has been signed by all. We have contacts with all the scholars of jurisprudence.
He said that Mufti Taqi Usmani, Allama Shahenshah Naqvi and other serious scholars are on the front line in Karachi and their security should be made full proof. Talked to the Prime Minister. Measures will be taken to protect Akbaris all over Pakistan. The government will do what it can and do what it can.
He said that some evil elements were conspiring against the country. Attempts are being made to spread religious hatred. Security forces who were martyred a few days ago. The enemy is targeting Pakistan, they are spending dollars. He is trying to bring the people and the army face to face.
Maulana Tahir Ashrafi said that our relations with the Islamic and Arab world are very good. The Palestinian issue, Pakistan and the Arab world are on the same page. The Palestinian leadership has asked Pakistan for mediation. Israel cannot be recognized unless the Palestinians are ready. Not only Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have established relations with Israel.
"Those who want to fan sectarianism in the country want the people to be alienated from the army and Islam," he said. The people of Pakistan will thwart these conspiracies.
"I am not an astrologer to say that the government will end in December. We think the current government will complete five years," he said. He said that inflation and law and order are the most important issues. The first priority of the Prime Minister is to solve them.