Ap­pli­ca­tion filed against Mufti Qavi af­ter Qan­deel’s self­ies

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

MULTAN—An ap­pli­ca­tion has been sub­mit­ted with DCO Multan, seek­ing to bar Mufti Ab­dul Qavi from ad­min­is­ter­ing Eidul Fitr prayers as the cleric lost his mem­ber­ship from Ruet-e-Hi­lal Com­mit­tee (moon sight­ing com­mit­tee) af­ter so­cial me­dia sen­sa­tion Qan­deel Baloch posted her self­ies with him.

The ap­pli­ca­tion was filed by Pak­istan Mus­lim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) newly elected chair­man from Multan’s UC-81.

The pe­ti­tion con­tended that the re­cent pic­tures of Qan­deel Baloch with Mufti Qavi that went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia have hurt sen­ti­ments of masses.

The pe­ti­tioner asked the Multan DCO to bar the cleric from ad­min­is­ter­ing Eidul Fitr prayers at Bagh-e-Lan­gah Khan.

Baloch posted the pic­tures with Mufti Ab­dul Qavi on her Face­book and Twit­ter page on June 20 that had gone vi­ral with thou­sands of shares.

Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Re­li­gious Af­fairs Sar­dar Yousaf, re­port­edly, called the pic­tures ‘con­tro­ver­sial’ and sus­pended Qavi Na­tional Ulema Mushaikh Coun­cil also.

“Qavi will not be al­lowed to at­tend meet­ings of the Ruet-e-Hi­lal Com­mit­tee and Na­tional Ulema Mushaikh Coun­cil un­til fur­ther or­ders.

Mufti Qavi’s fate will be de­cided af­ter the opin­ion of the Na­tional Ulema Mushaikh Coun­cil re­gard­ing his self­ies and be­hav­iour,” spokesman of the min­istry.

Qavi, how­ever, said that Baloch had re­quested to meet him and he was guid­ing her to fol­low a spir­i­tual path.

The mat­ter has been for­warded to Na­tional Ulema Mushaikh Coun­cil for fur­ther pro­ce­dure.—NNI

KARACHI: Chair­man Se­nate Mian Raza Rab­bani talk­ing to me­dia at res­i­dence of slain Qawwal Am­jad Sabri.

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