IHC di­rects Ad­vo­cate Gen­eral to give opinion on FIR against Lal Masjid cleric

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

ZUBAIR QURESHI IS­LAM­ABAD—In­te­rior Min­istry has sub­mit­ted be­fore the Is­lam­abad High Court that it has sought opinion of the Min­istry of Law with re­gard to a pe­ti­tion seek­ing FIR against Lal Masjid cleric Ab­dul Aziz. An of­fi­cial of the In­te­rior Min­istry in­formed Jus­tice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani of the IHC that opinion has been sought from the Law Min­istry whether it was as per law to reg­is­ter FIR against Aziz for seek­ing Daesh sup­port in Pak­istan.

The court af­ter ex­am­in­ing the in­te­rior min­istry of­fi­cial’s state­ment ad­journed the mat­ter till July 12. How­ever, the court directed Ad­vo­cate Gen­eral of Is­lam­abad to as­sist the court on next date of hear­ing

It may be men­tioned dur­ing the last hear­ing Joint Sec­re­tary Min­istry of In­te­rior Muham­mad Sule­man had sub­mit­ted be­fore the IHC that nei­ther Moulana Ab­dul Aziz of Lal Masjid nor stu­dents of Jamia Hafsa were run­ning any kind of in­sti­tu­tion that poses any threat to the se­cu­rity and safety of the state.

IHC is hear­ing a pe­ti­tion by Muham­mad Ji­bran Nasir a so­cial worker who has been seek­ing reg­is­tra­tion of FIR against the Lal masjid cleric Maulana Ab­dul Aziz, his wife Umm-e-Has­san and stu­dents of Jamia Hafsa for invit­ing Daesh or ISIS to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden and the op­er­a­tion Lal Masjid op­er­a­tion.

He says that Jamia Hafsa fe­male stu­dents through a video mes­sage in­vited ISIS to avenge killing of Bin Laden and Lal Masjid op­er­a­tion. The pe­ti­tioner has said that Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Aziz in another video mes­sage had en­dorsed the ver­sion of his fe­male stu­dents that again “poses grave dan­ger to the safety and se­cu­rity of Pak­istan.” Eid.

Peo­ple walk­ing on rail tacks to adopt a short­cut but en­dan­ger­ing their lives.—APP

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