LAHORE: Pakistan Ulema Council [PUC] will observe Friday as “Daughters are a blessing not a burden” day.
In their Friday sermons, clerics, scholars and speakers will express their views on the protection of daughters and significance of daughters in Islam, said PUC Central Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi during his meetings with delegations of scholars belonging to different schools of thought.
He said that several incidents of rape and killing of innocent daughters had taken place during the past one week and one could not stay tight-lipped over these incidents. He said that those who consider daughters a burden are violating Islamic teachings and Pakistan’s law and constitution. “Therefore, the government should take serious note of these incidents. Rape cases should be heard in courts and the identities of culprits should be revealed through the media,” he added. Ashrafi further said that Islam was the protector of women’s rights and offered complete protection to women. “Some ignorant people use the name of Islam to stop girls from getting education, but these people have nothing to do with Islam,” he said. Pr