JUP rejects demand banning Rabi-al-Awal processions


Peshawar: Jamiate Ulema Pakistan (JUP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday rejected the demands came from some groups regarding banning processions during ‘Rabi-al- Awal.

JUP General secretary Mohammad Fayaz Khan while speaking at a news conference here at Press conference said such demands were unjustified and unacceptable.

Fayaz said they would not allow anyone to impose ban on the Rabi-al-Awal processions. “We condemn targeting of mourner’s procession in Rawalpindi and elsewhere in the country. However, it is not solution to ban the processions and rallies during the 12 days of Rabi-al-Awal,” he said.

JUP leader said his party is completely against ban on Rabi-al Awal processions, if any such step were taken by administration, it would be strongly resisted. He said targeting shia and sunni mosques and other religious places were against Islam they strongly condemned it, but imposing restriction of Rabi-al-Awal procession, would not acceptable to them.

Mohammad Fayaz, said the JUP condemned missiles strikes in settled area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and urged the government to shoot down aircraft if the United States continues to violate Pakistan’s sovereignty. He criticized the government for playing the role of silent
spectators’ on drone strikes in Pakistan. Termed attacks on the sovereignty of Pakistan, he urged the Federal government to issues instruction to Air Force, to shoot down drone, if it was violating sovereignty of the country.

During the JUP KP meeting, he informed that it was decided to fully participate in the upcoming local bodies’ elections, and would contest candidates from all union councils across the province. He, said the meeting also expressed voice concern over growing price
hike on daily basis, demanded to government to contain prices of essential commodities.

He said JUP KP caretaker cabinet was also elected. Maulana Pir Syed, was elected as provincial president, Qari Abdul Hadi, senior vice president, Ihsanullah as Finance secretary, which will continue work till the party elections.

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