Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Spiritual Concord Maulana Tahir Ashrafi. Photograph: File.

ISLAMABAD: Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Spiritual Concord Maulana Tahir Ashrafi on Tuesday urged protesters to shun violence and maintain talks with the federal government. 

The assertion from the prime minister’s aide, who additionally occurs to be the chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council, got here a day after protests throughout Pakistan triggered visitors jams and clashes with police. 

Talking to Geo Information by way of phone, he regretted the incident in Dera Ghazi Khan the place a police officer was subjected to torture by staff of a spiritual organisation.

“This police officer can also be a member of the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace be upon him) Ummah. It isn’t as if he is not a human being,” lamented Ashrafi.

He stated the incumbent authorities had raised the difficulty of Islamophobia and blasphemy on the worldwide stage, including that Pakistan had “led the Islamic world” in its struggle in opposition to blasphemy.

Ashrafi appealed to protesters to think about the individuals who had been at risk from the violence and the ladies and kids who had been stranded for the previous 24 hours.

“Because the chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) I wish to attraction to the protesters to understand the hazard that the folks in want of oxygen are in,” he stated. “Whoever it’s, whether or not it’s a police officer or a standard man or the employee of a spiritual occasion, on the finish of the day, the blood of a Pakistani is being shed,” added the PUC chairman.

He referred to as upon the management of spiritual events to restrain their staff from committing acts of violence. “Neither does Islam nor every other faith allow such acts of violence,” he stated.

Ashrafi stated the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) had declared it illegal for a Muslim to trigger ache or harm to others, including that the federal government was the “gatekeeper of Khatam-e-Nabuwwat” concern and likewise, was the defender of the honour of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him).

He stated PM Imran Khan had defended the honour of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) in entrance of your entire world, in entrance of the main figures of the UN and had spoken out in opposition to Islamophobia.

Ashrafi stated Pakistan led the Islamic world in its struggle in opposition to Islamophobia and likewise when incidents such because the burning of the Holy Quran came about in some nations, Pakistan was the primary to sentence them within the strongest method.

He urged the protesters to bear in mind the scenario of Muslims in Pakistan who had been making ready for Sehri for the next day. He stated in entrance of God, all those that had been liable for bloodshed can be held accountable.

“Who can be accountable when folks die on account of our negligence? We must reply for our deeds in entrance of Allah. If the federal government makes a mistake, it must reply for it [on the Day of Judgment] and in the identical approach, if folks make errors, they can even reply for it,” he added.

He stated when PM Imran Khan had spoken out in opposition to the rise in rape and sexual violence circumstances on account of growing vulgarities, spiritual events ought to have stood with the prime minister and backed his phrases.

Ashrafi stated no matter was taking place in Pakistan, within the type of violent protests, was not applicable. He urged protesters to return to the negotiating desk, including that Pakistan’s safety establishments “are usually not weak”.

Main sit-ins throughout Pakistan

Main sit-ins by a spiritual occasion that severely disrupted visitors and had hundreds of individuals stranded for hours a day earlier began to wrap up on Tuesday.

Nevertheless, there have been experiences of clashes between police and protesters in some elements of the nation.

The protests are anticipated to proceed for a second day, however they may stay confined to restricted areas.

Visitors in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and different elements of the nation was blocked in sure areas on account of protests and sit-ins by the members of a spiritual occasion.

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