If Pakistani liberals and moderates don’t speak out against this, this is criminal.
This is Senator Sajid Mir of PML-N:
This is a report of a Khatm-e-Nabuwat conference held in Sargodha reported in today’s edition of Jang:
In this conference, attended by PML-N Sajid Mir, it was announced by the various ‘scholars’ in attendance that Qadiyanis should be removed from key posts immediately. Sajid Mir not only attended but also addressed the conference.
Update: in the interests of fairness it’s worth considering this news story as well which describes the Khatm-e-Nabuwat conference held in Lahore inside Badshaahi Mosque last April. (As commenter Sparklingway pointed out, this is a government controlled mosque). One of the speakers was no one other than the Federal Minister of religious affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi of the PPP.
As terrorists have just gunned down 12 people inside Jinnah hospital in Lahore (where survivors of the Garhi Shahu and Model Town mosque attacks were being treated) it’s worth considering what a despicable set of politicians we have where federal level politicians from both major parties are attending Khatm-e-Nabuwat conferences while events like this are happening.
Unfortunately the English press doesn’t report on these conferences, probably because they are uncomfortable and unpleasant things to think about. The Model Town and Garhi Shahu attacks are a good time to consider the media blackout on reporting on hate speech and the free reign it gives politicians like Sajid Mir and Hamid Saeed Kazmi with regards to their activities.