Punjab is not a sacred cow: Pervaiz Elahi
Lahore—Pakistan Muslim League (PML) senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Ch Parvaiz Elahi has said that no Muslim can commit oppression on women or support it, under the Constitution no law can be made against Islam in Pakistan nor we will accept it.
He said while talking to media along with Maulana Fazlur Raheem Ashrafi after offering fateha on de-mise of prominent religious scholar and head of Jamia Ashrafia and expressing condolence to brother of the deceased Maulana Fazlur Raheem Ashrafi and son Hafiz As’ad Obeidullah on behalf of Ch Shujaat Hussain and other family members in Jamia Ashrafia on Tuesday.
Lauding greatly meritorious services rendered by the deceased Maulana and his institution for religion of Islam and education, he said this institution has always been in forefront regarding Islamic laws and has been reminding the govt that Pakistan is the name of an ideology and this country cannot deviate from Islamic ideology. He said after 0/11 despite all pressure we had openly and fully supported Wafaqul Madaris and Ch Shujaat Hussain also convinced General Pervez Musharraf that only and only religious education is imparted in deeni madaris.
He said Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif should have consulted ulema regarding Women Protection Bill, they should not do such things to please the West, no Muslim can lower its religion in any manner, had Shehbaz Sharif visited Jamia Ashrafia prior to making of the Women Protection Act then he would have got good advice. Responding to a question, Ch Parvaiz Elahi said that Punjab is not a sacred cow, Rangers should be allowed to arrest the criminal elements and facilitators here.
In reply to another question, he said that people run away from police stations and they have brought police station in every home so that neither family disputes end nor reconciliation effected. Replying to yet another question, he said if they have done no corruption then NAB should be allowed to work in Punjab. On this occasion, Junaid Jamshed, Maulana Qasim Qasmi, Mian Muhammad Munir, Dr Azeemuddin Zahid Lakhvi, Hafiz Ammar Yassir and other leaders were present.