FAISALABAD: Five parliamentarians and 50 union council chairmen belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday submitted their resignations to Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi, a spiritual leader and custodian of the Sial Sharif shrine.
Sahibzada Hamid Raza, Chairman of Sunni Ittehad Council, addressing the Khatm-e-Nabuwwat conference, held at the Iqbal Park here, said that Pir Sialvi would decide the political future of these parliamentarians and UC chairmen. The MPs submitting resignations include Dr Nisar Ahmad, MNA from Faisalabad;
Ghulam Bibi Bharwna, MNA from Jhang, Nizamuddin Sialvi, MPA from Sargodha; and MPA Mohammad Khan Baloch (PP-81).
These parliamentarians said they would not backtrack on their decision to sacrifice the assembly seats for the sake of sanctity of Khatm-e-Nabuwwat (PBUH). The one-point demand of the two members of the National Assembly and three members of the Punjab Assembly is the resignation of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah.
The son of MPA Maulana Muhammad Rehmat Ullah (PP-74), Qamarul Haq, announced the decision to 'sacrifice the provincial assembly seat' on behalf of his father.
During the conference, MPA Ghulam Nizamuddin Sialvi said he was willing to sacrifice thousands of 'seats' for Khatm-e-Nabuwwat (PBUH).
Hamid Raza also demanded the resignation of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, warning that they would demand resignations of the Punjab and federal governments en-bloc if the Punjab law minister did not tender his resignation.
Later on, Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi, addressing the conference, appealed to the government to introduce Nizam-e-Mustafa in the country “to weed out social evils and ensure parity and equality”.
He said he was not there to say something on political affairs, but to seek implementation of Nizam-e-Mustafa, because only through this system, the lives of Muslims of Pakistan could be changed.
Continuing, Pir Sialvi said that at the time of creation of Pakistan, the Muslim leaders had promised to implement Nizam-e-Mustafa in the country. But the rulers deviated from this pledge later on, he added.
Mufti Ashraf Asif Jalali, Chairman Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, in his address demanded immediate resignation of Rana Sanaullah; otherwise, he warned, the next sit-in would be held in Lahore on January 4, 2018.
Former Punjab chief minister Dost Mohammad Khosa also spoke on the occasion. He said the resignations of federal and Punjab law ministers were not enough, and the government should find out all the persons who played a role in altering the affidavit of the elected representatives.
The Iqbal Park was filled to its capacity and even a large number of workers listened to the speeches of speakers while standing on roads in the proximity.
Strict security arrangements were made by the local administration by posting 650 policemen and 200 wardens at the venue of the conference.
Tehreek-e-Labbaik central leader Allama Farooqul Hassan, Amjad Ali Waraich, President National Muslim League, Pir Ghulam Hussain from Hafizabad also spoke on the occasion.
Syed Muhammad Zameer adds from Hafizabad: Speakers at Khatm-e-Nabuwwat conference, held here Sunday, pledged to safeguard the Khatm-e-Nabuwwat laws. The speakers included Pir Syed Ijaz Ahmad Hashmi, central president and general secretary, JUP-N, Muhammad Awais Noorani, MPA Pir Mehfooz Ahmad Mashahadi of Bhikki Sharif and others.
They said they would not forget the supreme sacrifices offered for the protection of Namoos-e-Risalat and declared that the Muslims of Pakistan would foil any conspiracies to change the law regarding Khatm-e-Nabuwwat (PBUH).
They said that anti-Islam forces were hatching conspiracies to shatter the unity of the Muslim Ummah and abolish the Khatm-e-Nabuwat laws. But the lovers of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) would foil their attempts. They called upon the Muslims to transform their lives truly in accordance with the teachings of Holy Quran and Sunnah.
Maulana Muhammad Ismail Shujabadi, central leader of Aalmi Majlis-e-Tahaffuz-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwwat, and Allama Zahid-ur-Rashdi also addressed the conference, held at Madrasa Ashrafia Qurania, Hafizabad, and called upon the Muslims to prepare themselves to protect the Namoos-e-Risaalat and Khatm-e-Nabuwwat laws.