ISLAMABAD: Former head of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced to launch a campaign against the government over a bill in a conference held on Thursday. However, the development came hours after Mufti Muneeb was removed from the post.
Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman attended a conference in which he made an announcement to oppose a legislation related to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which was passed by the government in September. A movement called Tehreek Tahaffuz-e-Masajid-o-Madaris organized the conference in this regard.
The conference was also attended by scholars from different sects and representatives of religious parties. It was decided in the conference that the campaign would be aimed at resisting ‘Islamabad Capital Territory Waqf Properties Bill 2020’, which was adopted by the parliament.
The speakers of the conference declared that the act had been passed by the parliament under pressure from the FATF. “Religious restrictions are not accepted in an Islamic republic like Pakistan and if authorities try to impose them, we will resist them,” Mufti Muneeb said(as quoted by Dawn)
Yesterday, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony reconstituted the 19-member Ruet-e-Hilal Committee removing Mufti Muneeb as its chairman who has served the post for more than 20 years.