Religious parties call for giving 17-point code of conduct legal cover

Religious parties call for giving 17-point code of conduct legal cover

stopISLAMABAD: All major religious parties have called for making legislation on the unanimously-agreed 17-point code of conduct for maintaining sectarian harmony in the country.

The consultative meeting of the religious parties presided over by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman was held in Islamabad on Friday.

It was said in the joint declaration of the religious parties that federal and the provincial governments should fulfill their constitutional responsibilities for ending the violent acts and the terrorism.

It was said that Rawalpindi administration did nothing for controlling the terrorists and gave free hand to them for spreading terrorism, mass- slaughter and burning shops and violent acts.

The announcement was made for contacting the leaders of Ahel-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat Pakistan and Nifaz-e-Fiqa Jahfria for lessening the tension between the two sects.

The religious parties ratified the announcement of the Milli Yakjehti Council for holding Ummah unity conferences throughout the country.

The parties also demanded of the speedy completion of investigation report of the judicial commission constituted over the Rawalpindi tragedy. The parties also demanded that the secret hands involved in the Rawalpindi tragedy should be surfaced.

The strict implementation of the prevailing laws was also demanded in the joint declaration and if any further legislation for the unity of the Ummah is required, the legislation should be done with the consultations of the religious parties.

Besides JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Jamaat-e-Islami Amir Syed Munawar Hasan, President Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Pakistan, Dr Abual Khair Muhammad Zubair, President Islami Tehreek Pakistan, Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi, Central leader Central Jamiat Ahle-Hadit, Maulana Abdul Aziz and other leaders of the religious parties participated in the Ummah unity meeting.

Addressing the joint news conference along with Jamaat-e-islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan held after the meeting ‘Unity among Ummah’ over the issue of Rawalpindi carnage.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman stressed that the unnecessary use of loudspeakers should be prohibited.

He said that loudspeakers should be used according to need as their unnecessary use is also a cause of concern for residents of neighbourhoods.

Fazlur Rehman told reporters that the accused arrested for their alleged involvement in attacking Mosques and Imambargahs had confessed to their crime.

The JUI-F chief also called for the implementation of laws to avoid such incidents. “All existing laws should be implemented. If the government implements these laws, sectarian conflicts can be prevented,” he said.

He further said that only transferring of officials after incidents like the Rawalpindi tragedy is not a solution to the problem

To a question, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the parties have agreed to a joint strategy for keeping the religious processions peaceful and to avoid injuring the sentiments of the other sect.

He said that all the religious parties are agreed that the religious processions should be staged in a decent manner and the religious sentiments of any sect should not be harmed.

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