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The constitution clearly defined the rights of the minorities: Senator Siraj ul Haq

Lahore, November 25, 2018 (PPI-OT): Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Siraj ul Haq, has said that the constitution clearly defined the rights of the minorities including the Qadyanis but the Qadyanis were conspiring against the constitution by not accepting themselves as non-Muslims. Addressing a Khatamul Anbia Conference at the Aiwan e Iqbal, he made it clear that betrayal of the constitution would not be tolerated in any manner. He urged the ministers and the advisors of the government to stop the patronage of the Qadyanis in compliance of their oath of office. Retired Supreme Court justice Khalilur Rahman Khan, eminent intellectual Aurya Maqbool Jaan, Dr Arbab Aalam and Prof. Aamer Mateen, and Zikrullah Mujahid, also spoke on the occasion.

Sirajul Haq said the Qadyanis were rebelling against the constitution and they wanted the abolition of its Islamic provisions especially those pronouncing the Qadyanis as non-Muslims and the article 295-C. However, he said that the nation would not tolerate their conspiracies and would protect the constitution at every cost. He said that the constitution was the sign of national unity and unanimity. He urged the rulers to correct their direction and fulfill their constitutional obligations.

The JI chief said the masses could overlook every lapse of the government but they could not tolerate the government officials’ free dealings with the Qadyanis and their patronage. He said the minorities were free to practice their religion and if the Qadyanis accepted themselves a minority, nobody would have any objection with them.

Commenting on the government’s performance, the JI chief said that the one hundred days of the PTI government were almost over but the government had not been able to fulfill any of its promises. He said that instead of taking U-Turns and justifying its U-Turns, the government should take the right turn and try to fulfill its election promises. He said the masses wanted relief and end of poverty, hunger and unemployment and they could not be satisfied merely by hollow slogans.

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