Chairman of the Ulema Council of Pakistan and former special assistant prime minister on interfaith harmony by Maulana Tahir Ashrafi on Sunday criticized the incident of hooliganism that took place at the Masjid-e-Nabawi mosque in Medina and said that “we are all ashamed” because the holiness of Saint place was violated.
Speaking during a press conference in Islamabad, Ashrafi said that Masjid-e-Nabawi, which one of two holiest places of worship for Muslims have not seen such an incident in in last 100 years.
“Gravity of the situation cannot be described in words, he said.
Ashrafi said he was an eyewitness to the situation when he was present over there at the time.
“We even have to read durud in short voice when present in Masjid-e-Nabawi but unfortunately gangs have been deployed in various parts of mosque and also under the shade of Green dome, he said.
He said that when Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his delegation entered the mosque shortly before iftar, hooligans chanted slogans loudly.
“They even continued to chant slogans during maghrib adhan,” he said.
head of Ulema Council of Pakistan went on say the treatment worked out minister for Marriyum Aurangzeb’s information was also reprehensible.
“The incident is a question of shame for every Pakistani as the country’s image has been tarnished around the world,” he said.
Ashrafi said the incident was “instigated former ministers and PTI activists”, how it was done in title of Pakistan.
“I thought that Imran Khan, who I thought was Aashiq Rasul (peace be upon him), would condemn the incident, but I am offended by their statements,” he said.
He said those involved were arrested by the Saudi authorities. government adding that prime minister asked the Saudi Arabian authorities not to arrest any innocent person.
However, he stressed that the should be punished according to Saudi Arabian law.