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MQM wants to make reciting of ‘Naat’ in NA mandatory

MQM wants to make reciting of ‘Naat’ in NA mandatory

ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) members of the National Assembly on Tuesday sought to make reciting of ‘Naat’ mandatory in the house.

Proposing amendment to rule numbers 48, 69 and 112 of the Rules and Procedure and Conduct of the National Assembly, MQM MNA Sheikh Salahuddin said reciting of Naat followed by recitation of the Holy Quran on daily basis should be made part of the rules.

“It is our duty to remember God Almighty and the last Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) together,” he added.

Another MQM lawmaker, Abdul Rashid Godil, said Sindh and Punjab assemblies were already following this practice, and “this august house has the same desire.”

Accepting the proposal, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sheikh Aftab said nobody sitting in the house was averse to the suggestion.

However for proper drafting of the amendment, it should be sent to the committee concerned. “Being Muslims, nobody can think of opposing the proposed amendment,” said Mr Aftab.

Published in Dawn, April 29th, 2015

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