Siraj demands withdrawal of Sindh law on conversion

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Lahore—Ameer of Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the law passed by the Sindh Assembly regarding change of religion was against the constitution and the UN Charter and it could prove to be a conspiracy to pit the Muslims against the non-Muslims.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, he said that the JI was against converting any non Muslim to Islam by force, however, if a non Muslim embraced Islam by his own free will, there should not be any bar on it.
He called upon Asif Ali Zardari and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to direct the Sindh government to rescind the law. He said the Sindh government had sabotaged the tranquility in the society by raising a non-issue.
The JI chief condemned the government move to get the 24th amendment passed unilaterally and said the JI would not accept this amendment. He said that the meeting of any citizen, MNA or Senator with any member of the superior judiciary should not be made an issue and the people should trust the honourbale judges. He said that at a time when the Supreme Court was hearing a case about accountability, any government attempt to curtail the powers of the apex court would not provide any relief to the government.—SABAH