SUKKUR: Secretary General Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) and ex-Senator Dr Khalid Mahmood Soomro said on Thursday that the resolution passed by the Sindh Assembly banning marriage of girls below 18 years is illegal and un-Islamic.
The JUI-F leader was addressing at the Dastaar-e-Fazeelat Conference in Sukkur on Thursday. He said the JUI-F rejects and will oppose the resolution. He lamented the Sindh Assembly had earlier passed two resolutions against the Islamic Ideology Council and against the Deeni Madaaris.
Dr Soomro pointed out that Sindh had its recognition as Bab-ul-Islam and this country came into being in the name of Islam. He said love for Islam is the basis of the society in the country, but the rulers, by pursuing the policies of the anti-Islam forces, were imposing illegal and un-Islamic rules.
He said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), on the pretext of rigging in the elections, actually wanted to create political confrontation in the country. He said imposing of martial law in Pakistan is the agenda of Imran Khan. He
said the PTI formed government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with rigging but Khan Sahab is silent over that matter. He said the JUI-F is determined to confront such foreign agents who want to derail the democracy.
The Senator stressed upon the Sindh government to withdraw the marriage bill as the people of Sindh dislike it. Otherwise, he warned, the JUI-F and the people of Sindh would come on the streets to get it withdrawn.
He also demanded restoration of law and order in Sindh, where the situation had gone from bad to worse. He also demanded proper and regular supply of electricity.