Pakistan: ‘No intention to amend Islamic sections in Constitution’; MYC warns against any move

Source: dawn.com

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior retired Brig Ijaz Shah has said the government has no intention to amend sections pertaining to Islam in the Constitution.

Talking to a delegation of the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) here on Tuesday, he said the government also had no intention to amend the constitutional clause relating to belief in the finality of Prophethood (peace be upon him).

The 15-member delegation, led by PUC chairman Hafiz Mohammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, met the interior minister amid rumours circulating on social media regarding the constitutional status of the Ahmadi faith. The delegation warned that any amendment to that status would be repulsed by all sections of society and the situation would be exploited by extremist elements.

It was also… read more at source.

Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC) warns against any move to repeal blasphemy law

MULTAN-Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC) South Punjab warned the government on Monday any move to protect blasphemy culprits or repeal blasphemy law would be strongly resisted and a protest drive would be launched across South Punjab region.

Addressing a news conference here, the MYC South Punjab president Asif Mahmood Ikhwani, secretary general Ayub Moghal, Basharat Qureshi and others said that attempts are being made to bring Junaid Hafeez out of jail but this act would spark public wrath. He said that the statement of American vice president in support of release of Junaid Hafeez is not only interference in Pakistan’s internal affairs but also a deplorable act which hurt the s… read more at @ nation.com.pk

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