–Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadyani’s ‘Kashti-e-Nuh’ and Pir Afzal Qadri’s monthly journal among banned books
LAHORE: Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab has recommended a ban on books authored by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and Ahmadi leaders.
Talking to the media, Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi said that board meeting of the representatives of Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab was held on Monday, which decided unanimously to ban five books, including manifesto of banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, monthly journal of Pir Afzal Qadri, ‘Awaz Ahl-e-Sunnah’, ‘Kashtiy-e-Noah’ and other five books collectively for having hateful content.
Tahir Ashrafi underlined that Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab has been carrying out struggle to purge Pakistan from the menace of terrorism, extremism and sectarian violence. No one in Pakistan either in the organizational or individual capacity will not be allowed to disrupt peace situation in the country, said Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi, adding that Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab is all set and committed to promote interfaith harmony and intersect coexistence in the country.
All the state institutions of the government of Pakistan and law enforcement agencies are on the same page with a unanimous stance to eradicate the menace of terrorism, extremism and sectarian violence from Pakistan, said Tahir Ashrafi.
He stated that the Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab has devised a very effective mechanism to keep check against publications of hateful content.
Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi also informed the media that the central board meeting of Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab has decided to ban a book of Pir Afzal Qadri ‘Monthly Awaz-e-Ahl-e-Sunnah’, ‘Kashti-e-Nuh’ of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadyani. The meeting also recommended filing case against the publisher of this book under section 295/C. Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi also pointed out that Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab is also handling 279 other cases moved to it from other departments of the province. 30 cases were looked into in the last meeting of Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab, out of which judgement on 10 cases has been made. He also added that Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab has also allowed publication of five books including monthly journal ‘Mohaddis’, Ali’s (R.A) Shia, Islamic Ideology in the light of Kitab-O-Sunnah, ‘Fazail-e-Jihad’ and Azkar-e-Nabi (S.A.W). Publication of all these books has been allowed and recommendations in this connection have been forwarded to the Punjab government.
Responding to a query, Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi stated that amidst prevailing challenges in the country, the representatives of Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab has announced to play an effective role for national security and peaceful harmony in the country. Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi also stated that Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab will fulfil all the
Responsibilities tasked to it as per the National Action Plan (NAP). Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab has been carrying out an effective struggle for interfaith harmony and peaceful coexistence in the country. Muttahida Ulema Board is playing an effective role to reform the educational syllabus for schools and seminaries in accordance with Islamic teachings and Two Nation Theory. Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab is in constant contact with Punjab Text Book Board for effective reforms in the syllabus.