Sunni Ittehad Council calls for APC on shrine attacks
Our Correspondent
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The Sunni Ittehad Council, Pakistan, has demanded Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani call All Parties Conference to protect the holy shrines and establish a special force for security of the places.

Addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club here on Monday, Sunni Ittehad Council chairman Sahibzada Fazl Karim said attacks on the holy shrines were a part of an international conspiracy to provoke sectarianism in the country. He said some forces wanted to destabilize the country by attacking peaceful gatherings at the holy shrines, adding the attackers were promoting anarchy in the name of Jihad and they had no connection with Islam.

Fazl Karim said that the Sunni Ittehad Council would hold an Istehkam-e-Pakistan Sunni Conference in the premises of Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore on April 17, to counter terrorism and create peaceful atmosphere in the country, wherein thousands of workers would take oath to resist Talibanization in the country.

He said the delegations of Sunni clerics from 45 Muslim countries would participate in the conference to show solidarity with Pakistani Muslims.

Moreover, he said, the coming Friday would be observed as Condemnation Day against the anti-Islam activities and brutal attacks on the holy shrines.

Sahibzada also expressed his apprehension on target killings of hundreds of citizens and Sunni clerics in Karachi.

He demanded of the chief justice of Pakistan to take notice of the target killings and attacks on holy shrines.

On the occasion, a number of Sunni Ittehad leaders, including Pir Syed Mohammad Safdar Shah Gilani, Pir Syed Mohammad Ajmal Shah Gilani, Pir Mohammad Athar-ul-Qadri and Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq Naqashbandi, were also present.



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