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Govt urged to play role in resolving Yemen crisis

Govt urged to play role in resolving Yemen crisis

PESHAWAR: The leaders of various religious parties have asked the government to play an effective role in resolution of Yemen crisis and send troops for the protection of two holy mosques in Saudi Arabia.

They were addressing a seminar on Yemen crisis at Peshawar Press Club on Thursday. Prominent among the speakers were Jamaat-i-Islami provincial chief Prof Ibrahim Khan, Jamiat Ahle Hadith emir Allama Zubair Ahmed Zaheer, Maqsood Ahmed Salfi , Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl leader Abdul Jamil, Jamaat-ud-Dawa leader Ghazi Inamullah, Tanzeem Islami representative Khurshid Anjum and Pakistan Rahe Haq Party chairman Ibrahim Qasmi.

They said that through a wellplanned conspiracy, the Muslims were divided on the basis of sects, beliefs and thoughts.

They urged the leaders of all the religious groups to play role for unity and harmony among the people belonging to different sets.

They said that there was no war between Shiite and Sunni but they were made to quarrel with each other on petty issues.

The speakers said that the sects like Shiite, Deobandi, Barelvi and Ahle Hadith had no problems with each other but the anti-Muslim forces were active to divide them. The Muslim Ummah needed to get ware of the conspiracies, they added.

The Houthis, they said, had threatened to attack Harmain Sharifain.

The warning forced the Muslims to forge unity among their ranks and offer sacrifi ces for the protection of the holy places. Being a Muslim country, they said, Pakistan should send troops to Saudi Arabia so that it could play role in protection of the holy places in case of any attempt by the Houthis.

The speakers also said that crises in different Muslims countries like Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen should be resolved at the earliest to foil the conspiracies of anti-Muslim forces.

They said that Muslim states should form unity so that they could take unified stand on different issues against the Muslims.

They also condemned the non-Muslims, who were involved in blasphemous acts in different countries, and described them the worst kind of terrorists.

Published in Dawn, May 8th, 2015

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