Pakistani Minister voices his support for Blasphemy Laws

Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has voiced his support for the country’s controversial Blasphemy laws. He made the comments while speaking at the ‘KhatmeNabuwat’ conference in Golra Sharif on Saturday.

Speaking at the conference, Dar said:

There would be no change in the blasphemy laws, as Pakistan came into being in the name of Allah and Prophet Muhammad.Pakistan was the only country whose foundation was laid on Islam and Kalma Tayyaba.

There would be also no change in KhamteNabuwat laws, We are ready to sacrifice thousands of lives for the protection of these laws and we will make Pakistan a sanctuary of Islam.

He further said:

Pakistan is an atomic power for a reason, and the reason is we have to lead the Islamic world, we have to stop Christians and Jews from speaking against Islam. So there is no way we can compromise on Blasphemy Laws.

The minister also thanked the custodians of the Golra shrine for organizing the conference. The annual conference is directed against the minority Ahmadi Muslims, The Ahmadis are considered heretics by mainstream Muslims and were declared “non-Muslim” under the Pakistani laws in 1974. Since then they have been the victims of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.

The laws are also often used against the country’s Christian minority to settle personal scores or to take over property. Critics say police and courts are under pressure from religious groups and lawyers who are dedicated to protecting the blasphemy laws through harsh punishments.

In 2011, the then Punjab Governor Salman Taseer was gunned down by his own police security guard after he demanded that the country’s controversial blasphemy laws be reformed.

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  1. Further to my previous comment, There is just one word “Khaatam an Nabiyyeen” in the Quran. Ahmadis translate it in their way (same as done by Maulvi Muhammad Qasim Nanotavi sahib Rh.a.)
    The other maulvis translate the word Khaatam in their own way. But there is no need to punish any one for that. Does the Quran and Hadith say that any one who translates it differently then punish him or kill him?? Not at all. The maulvis have no case in building a false empire on the word “Khaatam”.
    Let the words of Quran, Muslim, Momin, Munafiq, Kafir, Murtadd, Khaatam be interpreted correctly, wisely.
    According to the Quran, any one who is not peaceful, is not a Muslim. Islam means “Peace” and a Muslim is a one who is peaceful. Muslim is peaceful. Peaceful persons of all other faiths need have no fear, nor they will be sorry. Similarly, peaceful persons of all sects in Islam need have no worry. But all fanatic persons of any faith, sect, (Even Momineen) come under the umbrella of “Kafireen”. That is the teaching of the Quran. A Kafir is hosile, fanatic person, may be a believer or disbeliever. It is high time that majority Muslims of Pakistan understood these things and became peaceful persons.
    There remains one more word “Murtadd” to be defined.Murtadd is a one who was born in the faith or he/she was converted to Islam by own free will.Later that person found it hard to pray and pay Zakat etc, or for any other reason, he/she did not like Islam. He/She said good by to Islam by His/Her own free will and said that He/She has nothing to do with Islam. That is a Murtadd. Not any one whom other people say, “O, you have become Murtadd.”
    And there is no punishment mentioned in the Quran for apostasy. The matters of good or faith will be decided by Allah in the hereafter, on the day of judgment.

  2. I am not surprised at the remarks of Ishaq Darr sahib. He is a politician. He should never meddle into religious affairs like King Nimrod and Pharoah.
    The real problem is with the maulvis. They must know who is a Muslim and who is Kafir. A momin is the one who has agreed that the message is right. A Muslim is one who is a Momin and he/she performs daily prayers, pays Zakat, fasts during Ramadhan and performs Hajj.
    Kafir is an enemy, open enemy of the faith. He speaks and acts against the Islam and says that he will finish Islam. Kafir says that Islam is a bad and false religion. Did any Ahmadi say any such thing?? I believe not.
    A Munafiq is a one who claims to be a Momin but secretly, he/she is against the faith. Kafir is an open declared enemy, Munafiq is secret enemy.
    (continued)

  3. In Urdu there is saying “Billi so chuhay kha kay haj ko chali” Look at this man. Champion of money laundering. First confessing and now denying in highest court of law. With such a character if some minister is putting a topi on head and start talking about Islam then what comments written by Issa Nobee aught to be agreed.l

  4. What else would one have expected? Are they not birds of the same feathers? They shall all be smitten with abasement when the time comes, insha Allah.

    1. Shameless statement of Finance Minister of Pakistan.He is actually trying to push his embarrassment away which is caused by Suppereme court of Pakistan about his role in money laundering case.This is a try to launder his guilty conscience.