Religious affairs body seeks list of NGOs behind ‘Aurat March’
The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Religious Affairs has expressed outrage over un-Islamic slogans and demands in the recently held ‘Aurat March’.
Chairing meeting of the body, Maulana Asad Mahmood said, “Not a single thing was related to Islam on the placards that were seen at the march and the slogans which were raised on that occasion cannot be repeated.”
The members of the committee said the government was asleep on the matter and the courts were silent.
The committee unanimously decided to write a letter to the Interior Ministry to investigate the matter. The meeting also decided to seek a list of NGOs involved in the march from the Interior Ministry.
It should also be investigated that where the funding of these NGOs comes from, the forum demanded.
Chairman Committee Maulana Asad inquired whether there was any authority in the country to review and take action on controversial writings.
He also said that there was no authority for misrepresentation of Qur’an, hadith and religious matters. The committee also agreed to introduce a bill to establish an authority on the misuse of religious material.