India fanning sectarianism in Pakistan through social media: Ashrafi
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Religious Harmony Allama Tahir Ashrafi on Sunday said that the enemy of the country is fanning sectarianism in Pakistan through social media, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing a news conference in Lahore, Tahir Ashrafi said he believed the killing of renowned scholar Maulana Adil in Karachi was a part of an international conspiracy and India’s agenda is to spread chaos in the country. He said the government and Ulema together will foil India's conspiracy to promote sectarianism in Pakistan.
He demanded of the Sindh government to put the culprits behind bars as soon as possible. “Sindh government should have provided security to the late Maulana Adil to avoid this untoward incident,” he added.
“We have reports that India wants to target Pakistan Armed Forces and Pakistan religious sentiments in the country because the Army is the defender of the borders of the country while religious scholars are ideological defenders of the country,” Ashrafi added.
Ashrafi announced to set up Inter-Faith Harmony Councils at the Union Council (UCs) tier. He termed the establishment of such councils a step in the right direction.
“There will be no leniency for miscreants and extremists,” Tahir Ashrafi said and added “The government has foiled a number of Indian conspiracies.”
Earlier in the day, Tahir Ashrafi met Interior Minister Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah. He said those who are spreading extremism will be held accountable and action will be taken against those who are involved in insulting personalities.
Ijaz Shah assured Tahir Ashrafi that the elements spreading terrorism and extremism inside the country will be held accountable.