Addressing a seminar in Lahore on Sunday (Nov 11), Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry called the country-wide protests, started after Supreme court’s verdict of Asia Bibi’s acquittal, as societal crises.
“It was not a crisis of the government, or the state, but a societal crisis. Pakistan is not facing a political crisis, it is facing an ideological crisis,” said the info minister.
He urged Religious-political parties to play their role to “prevent the war between ideologies from falling into the hands of those who are doing no service to our religion”. “Some people are doing politics under the garb of religion. Those seeking anarchy are devoid of the power of argument,” he criticized to the rioters, mainly workers of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan.
“Those [who rioted], these people come up with a new issue every week and engage in political point-scoring,” the minister said.
“The current government will stand shoulder to shoulder with the religious leadership of the country, and we will prevent this ideological fight from falling into hands of those who are not doing any service to our religion.”
He further said that renowned scholars from across the world have been invited to attend the conferences on the occasion of Rabi-ul-Awwal.
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17 November, 2019