SIALKOT: A large number of local lawyers on Tuesday participated in a rally taken out by the Sialkot District Bar Association (DBA) to lodge strong protest against the publication of blasphemous caricatures in a French magazine.
President Sialkot DBA Khawaja Awais Mushtaq led the rally. The rally began from DBA office and ended at congested Allama Iqbal Chowk after passing through all the main inter-city roads.
The protesting lawyers were carrying banners and placards, besides chanting slogans against the French journal’s blasphemous acts. Earlier, in an important meeting held at Sialkot DBA office, the lawyers strongly condemned the acts of French magazine and unanimously passed a condemnation resolution, in this regard.
Meanwhile, the teachers, students and paramedics also took out a peaceful rally at the premises of Kh. Safdar Medical College Sialkot. They also lodged a stronger protest against the publication of blasphemous caricatures in French magazine. College Principal Dr. Zafar Chaudhary led the rally.
On the other hand, Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) also strongly condemned the publication of blasphemous caricatures in French magazine.
Addressing a press conference, the SCCI President Fazal Jillani said that such negative acts could cause greater harm to the inter-faith harmony world over.