Organised campaign needed to put an end to incidents of blasphemy: PM Imran  

By: News Desk
Published: 12:11 PM, 19 Apr, 2021
Organised campaign needed to put an end to incidents of blasphemy: PM Imran  
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Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said it was very unfortunate that political parties misused religion, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of Margalla Highway in Islamabad, he said when the nation resorted to violence in the name of religion, it was doing no good to the country and was only pleasing the country’s enemies.

“If we protest and riot in Pakistan, this will have no impact on the world’s conscience. If we want incidents of blasphemy to stop we need to launch an organised campaign,” he opined.

“This does harm to Pakistan only, and not to any other country,” he said, and added, “Everybody in Pakistan has deep love and reverence for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Nowhere in the world, have I seen so much attachment with religion as I have seen in Pakistan.”  

The prime minister said he would take all Islamic countries along in a campaign against the blasphemy of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). “Our movement will be so effective that such incidents would cease to recur,” he assured.

Margalla Highway

PM Imran said that keeping in view the fact that the population of Islamabad had more than doubled during the past 20 years, there was a need to improve the capital city’s infrastructure as well.

He said that Pakistan’s capital city was gifted in many ways. “Few people know it receives as much rain as London receives,” he informed.

He said when he asked a government official how many trees were planted since the creation of Pakistan, he was told only 60 crore trees were planted.

“Forests at Changa Manga and Kundian have with the passage of time disappeared completely,” the prime minister said and added that this indiscriminate cutting of trees would have an impact on the country’s climate.

PM Imran said it would be better if we cut a tree, we replace it with another. “Sadly, parks have been mostly encroached upon,” he regretted.