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No compromise on sketches: Ashrafi

By Our Correspondent
October 30, 2020

LAHORE:No compromise will be made on blasphemous sketches. Pakistan Ulema Council will continue its efforts for interreligious harmony, said Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi, Special Representative to Prime Minister on Religious Harmony, Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council.

Addressing Ulema-Mashaikhs Conference here on Thursday, Hafiz Tahir said it is very sorrowful that on account of political differences, national institutions were being criticised. He urged all political and religious organisations to get united to foil conspiracies of the enemies of the country.

He said enemies of Pakistan know very well capabilities of people of Pakistan and Pak Force. Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi commenting on rhetoric of Ayyaz Sadiq stated that the former Speaker National Assembly is very respectful but his statement is very sorrowful.

The clerics on the conference said that Pakistan owns very explicit stance on Blasphemy issue and Pakistan is uniting all the Muslim countries of the world to give a unanimous stance against blasphemous caricatures issue. Prime Minister Imran khan's letter in this regard to all the state heads of Islamic World is positive step for unity of Ummah and Muslim world.

Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, Special Representative to Prime Minister on Religious Harmony announced that coordination is also made with all Muslim countries to ensure legislation from the platform of UN about sanctity of Heavenly Religions and Namoos-e-Risalat (SAW).

youth affairs: Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht said it was illogical to look after youth affairs under the sports department while better and more sustainable projects could be introduced for well-being of young people. Chairing the 7th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Finance and Development at the Chief Minister’s House here on Thursday, he questioned rationale of e-libraries in the wake of availability of internet and modern cellphones among the masses. The meeting presented 14 new recommendations from various departments while two previous agendas were presented, more than half of which were approved.

He instructed ensuring proper care of historical assets including Dares Salaam Library and others. He ordered SOPs for film recordings, photo shoots and corporate sector functions at historical places should be strictly implemented under tourism and archaeology department.

He asked for verifying old machines before providing new machines in hospitals. He said post-Corona austerity measures should be taken into consideration while preparing recommendations for new recruitments in the departments.

Unnecessary expansion in the size of the public sector will not be encouraged. After the issuance of health cards, there will be no scope for special grants for treatment, he commented.