Ulema call for successful polio drive in Pakistan

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Staff Reporter

Clerics and scholars of different religious schools of thought has appealed public to make successful prevailing drive for eradication of polio from Pakistan. Pakistan Ulema Council, Darul Afta Pakistan, Wafaq-ul-Masajid Madaris-e-Pakistan and leading Ulemas-Mashaykh have already termed polio drops healthful with categorical decree that there is nothing harmful or ‘Haram’ ingredient in polio vaccination.
Addressing a Press Conference here on Wednesday at Jamia Masajid Mahaz bin Jabal, Islamabad, Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi, Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council appealed to Ulemas and religious scholars of the country to play their respective role to make successful ongoing drive for eradication of polio from Pakistan. He also appealed to Ulemas and religious scholars to make special appeal to public in Friday sermons to administer polio drops for children under five years of age.
Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council was also flanked by Maulana Nauman Hashir, Maulana Abubakar Sabri, Maulana Tahir Aqeel Awan, Maulana Qasim Qasmi, Maulana Tahir Muslim, Maulana Naib Khan, Maulana Shahbaz Ahmed, Maulana Hafizur Rehman, Maulana Afzal Shah Husseini, Maulana Aseedur Rehman Saeed and Maulana Maulana Mubashar Raheemi on this occasion.
Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi also announced that Foundation Day of Pakistan Ulema Council is being observed from February 20-29 all over Pakistan adding that 5th International Message of Islam Conference will be held in Islamabad on 29th March 2020.
He also added that Nizam-e-Khilafat e Rashida Conferences will be held respectively on 1st March and 10th March in Gujranwala and Lahore. Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi also stated that polio is an fatal virus and parents having children under five years of age should ensure adminstration of polio drops to their children during ongoing polio vaccination drive. He also added that leading Ulemas and religious scholars from all over Islamic World have issued decrees that there is nothing harmful inculcated in polio vaccine and it is not forbidden by any religious schools of thought. The parents who will not administer polio drops to their children under age of five years will be held accountable for physical abnormality of their children.

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