Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Gilgit-Baltistan chapter’s office bearers have clarified that Allama Shaikh Nayyar Abbas Mustafavi offered himself for arrest voluntarily since he was not a violator of law but wrongly named in the fourth schedule by biased officials of the state.
Ilyas Siddiqui, Haji Rizwan Ali, Arif Qambari and Dr Ali Gohar spoke at a press conference at Gilgit Press Club where they said that enemies were trying to mislead people about the voluntarily arrest offered by Allama Mustafavi.
They said that Shaikh Nayyar Abbas had said nothing against any law of Pakistan but he condemned the misuse of the law that itself is a violation of law. They said that Mustafavi and his party MWM always defended Pakistan and worked against the Talibanization and violent extremism. They said when all were trumpeting talks with the terrorists, MWM was the only party that demanded military operation to eliminate terrorists and national security institutions had to reach that logical conclusion.
They said that Shia Muslims, their religious scholars and notables had never been involved in any terrorist activity nor they ever backed terrorism hence suspecting them by putting in the fourth schedule was an injustice that would not be tolerated. They demanded the judiciary to take suo motu notice of punishing the victims of terrorism by equating them with the terrorists.