NOWSHERA: Interior Minister, Rehman Malik on Thursday reiterated that government has no intention to bring any amendment in blasphemy laws, owing to its sensitivity, the people should not play up the issue after the government categorical stance on the subject.
The Interior Minister was talking to newsmen after expressing condolence and offered Fateha for the departed soul of former Governor KPK and PPP leader late Gen Naseerul Babar at Pirpai here at Pirpai village.
The Interior Minister maintained that the matter would be taken up with noted Ulema and religious scholars of different schools of thoughts and office bearers of Wafaqul Madaris and the issue would be amicably resolved.
He said the government has no intention of repealing or amending the blasphemy law and ensuring the respect of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is part of our faith. Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) is the last messenger of Allah Almighty and we believe in Khatm-e-Nabbuwat.
The Interior Minister announced to block all un-Islamic materials put on various websites and urged people to inform government if they found any matter of blasphemy on the Internet. He said the government has highest regards for judiciary and its decisions are being implemented in latter and spirit.
Eulogizing the sacrifices and contributions of former Governor KPK and Interior Minister Gen Nassesrullah Babar for the country and PPP, the Minister said that his death is a great loss for the country and people. He said that leaders like Gen Babar are born in centuries and was a brave leader. The vacuum created due to his death would hardly be overcome in near future.
Earlier, the Minister visited the residence of Gen Babar and condolence with his family over his sad demise.
He remained there for sometime and offered Fateha for the departed soul.
Later, he visited to Gen Babar grave and laid floral wreath on behalf of resident Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yusaf Raza Gilani and Interior Ministry and offered Fateha. Tough security arrangements were made on this occasion.