Religious scholars to issue Fatwa in favour of polio drops: PUC
Pakistan Ulema Council ( PUC) held Istehkam-e-Pakistan Conference under the headship of PUC Central Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi. The conference featured representatives of more than 28 political and religious parties.
During the conference, representatives of all schools of thought decided to observe Rabi ul Awal as the month of Rehmatulil Alameen and announced to organize joint gatherings with reference to the life of Prophet Muhammad ( PBUH). They urged scholars, clerics, speakers, preachers and members of the general public to observe Rabi ul Awal as the month of Rehmatulil Alameen. With the aim of promoting religious and sectarian tolerance, the draft of the code- of- conduct was finalized during the conference.
Sunni Ittehad Council leader Pir Mahfuz Mashhadi will present the draft in the next session of the Punjab Assembly. The conference strongly condemned the tragedies of Rawalpindi, Karachi, Chiniot and Multan, and demanded the government to immediately expose and arrest culprits behind these incidents.
The conference strongly condemned the attempts made by some forces to spark Shia- Sunni and DeobandiBarelvi conflict in the country, and demanded the government to expose the objectives of these elements.
The conference expressed grave concern over the fact that academic institutions are being provided to Qadyanis in Chenab Nagar, and demanded the government to immediately clarify this matter, so as to end concerns among Muslims.
The conference also expressed concern over the rise in the number of polio cases in the country and said that leading religious bodies of the Muslim world have issued a fatwa [edict] in favor of polio drops.