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PTI Leader Files Blasphemy Complaint Against Khawaja Asif For Saying All Religions Are Equal

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Zafarwal tehsil, Qamar Riaz Sulehri, has filed a blasphemy complaint against Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Khawaja Asif for saying that all religions are equal in the light of the constitution.

The PTI leader took to social media to post the photo of the compliant, wherein it was stated that the PML-N senior leader committed blasphemy under sections 295-A and 298-A. Qamar Sulehri maintained that Khawaja Asif has ‘hurt’ the sentiments of the Muslims by equating their status with that of non-Muslims.

On Thursday, the PML-N stalwart on the floor of the House said that the constitution of Pakistan provides equal rights to all citizens irrespective of their caste, creed, and religion. He criticised a group of lawmakers for opposing the construction of a temple in Islamabad.

“The people who were against the temple belong to a group that had labelled Muhammad Ali Jinnah– the founder of Pakistan– as kafir-e-Azam.” He added that no religion was superior to the other in the light of the constitution, adding that as representatives of people, it was incumbent upon lawmakers to promote harmony and tolerance in the society.

The speech by Asif prompted an outrage, as extremist circles demanded the government to register a case against Asif for alleged ‘blasphemy’. Later, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif issued a statement, wherein he said that the remarks made by Asif were within the provisions of constitution and Islam.


1 Comment

  1. Mohammad Nafees Farooqi July 13, 2020

    When they don’t have logical answer to a factual question and comment, they hide behind religious slogans knowing well how such accusations can silent the dissenters.


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