ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Friday demanded the removal of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (RHC) Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman from the coveted post owing to his irresponsible remarks about Yazid ibn Muawiya.
The meeting chaired by Maulana Asad Mehmood expressed its indignation and dismay over the remarks of Mufti Muneeb which went viral on social media.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MNA and committee member Shugafta Jumani strongly condemned Mufti Muneeb’s remarks and demanded strict action against him.
Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfiath Harmony Sahibzada Noorul Haq Qadri said that the concerns of the committee members would be conveyed to Mufti Muneeb.
It is worth mentioning here that a few days ago, a video clip from a television show went viral on social media, wherein Mufti Muneeb was seen defending Yazid. The cleric claimed that according to his research, Yazid did not order the killing of Imam Hussain (AS) rather it was Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, the governor of Kufa, who ordered the killing on his own accord.
Meanwhile, the committee sought the details of hardship quota distributed during Hajj 2019. The committee also sought details about the distribution 2,000 pilgrims’ quota to some parliamentarians during Hajj 2019.
A sub-committee was constituted to probe the complaints of pilgrims regarding food, transport and residence in Saudi Arabia. The committee expressed concerns over non-constitution of Hajj Advisory Committee for supervising Hajj.