ISLAMABAD: Chairman Reut-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman has said that proposed Women Protection Bill (WPB) was not workable. In my view, the WPB is not practicable even for a day. This bill has been formulated to please some women from the elite class. There is no other motive behind it, he said in an interview.
He went on to say that promoting vulgarity in the name of Ramazan was sheer injustice with the holy month. “I request chairman Pemra to understand the importance of sanctity of Ramazan and implement its laws,” he said.He remarked that if someone has performed several Haj and Umrahs, then he should utilise his resources for the betterment of the needy.Regarding extremists in Muslim countries, he said the US and western countries should leave the Muslims on their own.
A peace keeping force should be set up from the platform of OIC to improve the situation in violence- plagued countries.Fasting and celebrating Eid on one day throughout the country is a good thing, he said.This impression is wrong that seminaries breed terrorism, he said adding the syllabus of seminaries was in force for the last 250 years and this does not breed terrorists.
He observed that the entire responsibility of the current situation in Afghanistan rests with the US because the US and its allies first supported Jihad and provided all resources to Mujahideen. The US left Afghanistan in the lurch following USSR’s collapse which further pushed the country into chaos.What is the justification for 18 Indian consulates functioning in Afghanistan, he questioned. India is sponsoring violence in Pakistan through these consulates, he added.