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April 10, 2021

Friday sermons: Clerics support PM’s words against obscenity

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April 10, 2021

LAHORE: The entire nation supports the stance of Prime Minister Imran khan against obscenity and nudity, said clerics and religious scholars in their Friday sermons, says a press release. They said that a section of life in the country is misrepresenting the statement of Prime Minister. The premier had never held responsible women for nudity and obscenity. Either men or women who spread obscenity and nudity are reprehensible and condemnable, said clerics adding that protests on part of some individuals on Prime Minister's statement is irrelevant.

They said, "We invite Human Rights Organizations and NGOs to work together for the elimination of sexual violence and for the cause of the rights of women."

Central Chairman of Pakistan Ulema Council and Special Representative of the Prime Minister for Interfaith Harmony and Middle East Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, while addressing Friday sermon in the Grand Jamia Masjid Bahria Town Lahore, said a certain section only wants to achieve their goals by misrepresenting the Prime Minister's statement.

He said that women should have the right to inheritance and education and called upon all human rights organizations and NGOs to work together for the elimination of domestic and sexual violence. He said that the stance of Prime Minister Imran Khan was in line with the teachings of Islam and Pakistan's values and traditions. He said that it was reprehensible and condemnable to distort the stance of Prime Minister Imran Khan to fulfill one's personal goals and objectives.

Leading clerics who addressed Leading scholars addressed Friday congregations in their respective areas and districts include: Vice Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Maulana Abdul Karim Nadeem addressed in Rahim Yar khan, Allama Abdul Haq Mujahid in Multan, Qazi Matiullah Saeedi (Gujarat), Maulana Asadullah Farooq (Lahore), Maulana Asad Zakaria (Karachi), Maulana Haq Nawaz Khalid, Maulana Obaid Allah Gormani, Allama Tahir-ul-Hassan (Faisalabad), Maulana Muhammad Shafi Qasmi, Maulana Hanif Usmani (Sahiwal), Pir Asad Habib Shah Jamali, Maulana Muhammad Asghar Khosa (Dera Ghazi Khan), Maulana Noman Hashir, Maulana Tahir Aqeel Awan (Rawalpindi). Maulana Abu Bakar Sabri, (Islamabad), Maulana Anwar-ul-Haq Mujahid, Shabbir Yusuf Gujjar, Maulana Abdul Malik Asif (Multan), Maulana Aslam Siddiqui, Maulana Asid-ur-Rehman Saeed, Maulana Abdul Hakim Athar, Qari Zubair Zahid, Maulana Islamuddin, Qari Muhammad Aslam Qadri, Qari Shamsul Haq (Lahore), Maulana Hassan Ahmad Hussaini (Daska), Maulana Muhammad Khurshid Nomani (Bahawalnagar), Maulana Fahim Al Hassan Farooqi (Sheikhupura), Maulana Abdullah Haqqani, Maulana Abdullah Rashidi (Kasur), Mian Rashid Munir (Sialkot), Maulana Muneeb Haidari, Maulana Abdul Waheed Farooqi (Narwal), Maulana Abu Bakar Hamza (Chakwal), Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman Abid, Maulana Tayyab G. Maulana Izhar-ul-Haq Khalid, Sahibzada Hamza Tahir-ul-Hassan (Faisalabad), Maulana Saadullah Ludhianvi (Toba Tek Singh), Maulana Anis-ur-Rehman Baloch (Gojra), Maulana Abdul Rasheed (Hafizabad), Maulana Muhammad Shakeel Qasmi (Okara), Mufti Mohammad Omar Farooq (Khanewal), Maulana Abdul Ghaffar Shah Hijazi (Lodhran), Maulana Tanveer Ahmed (Bahawalpur), Maulana Mohammad Ahmed Maki, Maulana Mohammad Ashfaq Potafi (Muzaffargarh), Maulana Kaleemullah Muawiyah (Nankana), Maulana Aziz-ur-Rehman Muawiyah (Talagang), Maulana Aziz Akbar Qasmi (Rajanpur), Maulana Saadullah Shafiq (Rahim Yar Khan), Hafiz Muhammad Tayyab Qasmi, Maulana Hussain Ahmad Darkhasti, Mufti Iqbal Usmani (Karachi), Maulana Yasir Alvi (Marine), Qari Abdul Rauf, Maulana Taloob Mahar (Bahawalnagar), Hafiz Muhammad Talha Farooqi (Vehari), Maulana Zubair Khatana (Gujranwala), Maulana Aqeel Zubair (Sargodha), Qari Aziz-ur-Rehman (Layyah), Maulana Atif Iqbal (Kamalia) and others addressed the Friday gatherings.