Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen has announced countrywide protest against the suspension of Pakistani citizenship of renowned Shia scholars and other victimizing policies of the government and the state authorities.
Allama Mukhtar Imami, spokesman for the MWM lambasted the relevant officials of the state institutions who have launched an undeclared operation aimed at victimization o peaceful and law-abiding patriot Pakistani Shia Muslims and their notables and senior scholars.
He said that Allama Mohsin Najafi and Allama Ami Shaheedi are the most respectable senior scholars and Allama Maqsood Domki of Sindh and those others from Gilgit-Baltistan, Quetta, Parachinar and some parts of Punjab were also among those moderate clerics who never preached hate or intolerance, let alone violence. He said that these scholars served Pakistan by preaching love, tolerance, peace and welfare of people of Pakistan. He said that these scholars played active role in eliminating illiteracy and poverty and some of them always remained bridge between Shiites and the government officials to help solve problems and facilitated negotiations on behalf of the heirs of the victims of terrorism as well.
“Shia Muslims of Pakistan uprightly turn down empty charges against them that were based on nothing but conjectures. Shia Muslims demand restoration of citizenships, passports, CNICs and bank accounts of these notable Shia scholars forthwith and to express their solidarity with these scholars, they will observe countrywide protest on Friday,” he said.
Allama Imami said that details of the protest in every nook and corner of Pakistan was being made public by the local office bearers of the MWM. He appealed to all supporters to participate in the protest largely.