Milli-Yakjehti-Council will Hold a Convention of Ulema and Mashaikh in Islamabad

Lahore: The almost dormant Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC) comprising 26 religious parties of all shades met here at Jamaat-i-Islami headquarters Mansoora under chair of former JI Amir Qazi Hussain Ahmad in a bid to unite all religious parties prior to forthcoming elections in the country.

The meeting reviewed the present political situation, MYC’s and future role of religious parties in Pakistan and Islamic world. JI Amir Syed Munawwar Hassan was specially invited to attend the meeting which lasted five hours. Later briefing newsmen about decisions of the meeting, MYC President Qazi Hussain Ahmad said that revival of the MYC was need of the hour as people feel that the religious parties should be united. “Hatred is being created among various sects under a planned conspiracy”, he added.

Qazi said that Pakistan was the first nuclear Islamic state, which is not being accepted and tolerated by the anti-Islamic forces. He said MYC is being organised at the provincial and district level. MYC forum is not in competition with the Defence of Pakistan Council or MMA. We need to recognise our common enemies, he added.

Qazi said people fully know about those who are behind bomb blasts in the mosques and Darbars. Our media is being controlled by the secular elements, therefore the religious leaders should use the platform of Friday congregations to unite the Ummah. He said the government should implement recommendations of Islamic Ideology Council.

Qazi said that MYC will hold a big convention of Ulema and Mashaikh before Muharram in Islamabad to promote understanding and brotherhood among various sects and schools of thought and eliminate all kind of hatred / distrust in the society. He said Islam ordains us to protect life and property of the minorities, therefore we would have to strengthen our relations with minorities.

Addressing the meeting Amir JI Syed Munawwar Hassan said that the country’s internal situation is fluid, our enemies are attacking us from all sides, and therefore the Ulema should play a positive role for reformation of the society. Only Ulema and religious leaders can foster unity and brotherly feelings among the masses, he added. JI leaders stressed that the religious forces should not leave the field open for the secular forces in Pakistan.

Among those who attended the MYC meeting included Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar, Pir Abdul Shakoor Naqshbandi, Allama Ghulam Rasul Rashidi, Abdul Ghaffar Roparhi, Saqib Akbar, Sahibzada Sultan Ali, Nazir Ahmad Janjua, Zafar Jamal Baloch, Azmat Ali Usman Noori, Qari Attiqur Rehman, Kazim Raza Naqvi, Hafiz Khalid Walid, Syed Haroon Ali Gilani, Syed Saqlain Hyder, Mukhtar Ahmad Khan Swati, Zafar Iqbal Chishti, Hafiz Mohammad Akram Naqshbandi, Mohammad Zaman Hasni, Mohammad Afzal Haideri, Noor-ur-Rehman Rashid, Syed Naeemul, Naseer Ahmad Awasi, Maulana Khalilur Rahman, Maulana Mazar Abbas, Attaullah Hashmi, Qazi Zafarul Haque, Mufti Mohammad Zafar Iqbal Khan, Pir Mohammad Tufail Qadri, Haji Mohammad Aslam Siddiqui, Hafiz Sanaullah, Amir Ali Khan, Abdul Rauf Malik, Qari Abdul Jabbar, Mohammad Farooq Chohan, Abdul Wahid Chaudhry, Imran Zahoor Ghazi, Imran-ul-Haque.

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