PA adopts res­o­lu­tion against Wa­jid Hasan's com­ments on Ah­madis

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Punjab Assem­bly unan­i­mously adopted on Fri­day a res­o­lu­tion con­demn­ing for­mer High Com­mis­sioner to UK Wa­jid Sham­sul Hasan's state­ment al­legedly declar­ing mem­bers of the Ah­madi com­mu­nity as Mus­lims.

The com­ments which had been at­trib­uted to Hasan by an Urdu daily caused up­roar in the House on Thurs­day and sparked de­bate which con­cluded to­day with MPA Wa­heed Gul putting forth the res­o­lu­tion. The res­o­lu­tion con­demned the for­mer en­voy's com­ments in which he stated that for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Zul­fikar Ali Bhutto's de­ci­sion to de­clare Ah­madis non-Mus­lims was wrong.

Stress­ing that the re­marks hurt the sen­ti­ments of Mus­lims, the res­o­lu­tion called upon the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to ini­ti­ate le­gal ac­tion against Hasan for mak­ing a state­ment in op­po­si­tion to the de­ci­sion that was taken by the Na­tional Assem­bly in the past.

On Thurs­day, MPAs from both the trea­sury and op­po­si­tion benches de­manded that a joint res­o­lu­tion be passed to con- demn the state­ment. Rais­ing sev­eral slo­gans dur­ing the ses­sion, law­mak­ers in­clud­ing MPAs Ilyas Chin­i­oti, Dr Farzana Nazeer, Mian As­lam Iqbal and Qazi Ah­mad Saeed, took to the floor to con­demn the al­leged state­ment. Mian As­lam Iqbal said that Hasan should be stripped off all gov­ern­ment ti­tles and awards. Pak­istan Peo­ple's Party par­lia­men­tary leader Qazi Ah­mad Saeed pro­posed that an FIR be lodged against Hasan. He urged the gov­ern­ment to take strict ac­tion against the for­mer high com­mis­sioner.

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