Maulana Tahir Ashrafi appointed as SAPM on religious harmony
The Prime Minister on Tuesday appointed Chairman of All Pakistan Ulema Council Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi as Special Representative of the Prime Minister (SAPM) on religious harmony with immediate effect, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.
As per the notification issue by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) the appointment of Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi shall be in honorary capacity.
The Prime Minister has been pleased to appoint Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi as Special Representative of the Prime...Posted by Imran Khan on Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Who is Tahir Ashrafi?
Ashrafi is also a member of the Supreme Council of the Muslim World League, Mecca. He is also serving as the President Wafaq ul Masajid Pakistan. He was also former Advisor to President of Pakistan for Interior and Affairs of Islamic World.
It is pertinent to note that Allama Tahir Ashrafi has already announced to stage a sit-in outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad against non-compliance of the BJP government regarding the mass murder of 11 Pakistani Hindus in the Indian city of Jodhpur.
Addressing a news conference in Lahore on Sunday, Tahir Ashrafi said Pakistani Hindus visiting India are being forced to do for spying. “We demand an international investigation into the massacre of 11 Pakistani Hindus in Jodhpur over which the Indian government is resorting to non-cooperation,” he added.
The PUC chief also said that he will submit a memorandum in the United Nations office in Islamabad and urged Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to raise this issue with the UN.
“In Narendra Modi’s India churches and mosques are being destroyed. I must say the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) must take notice of demolition of mosques in India,” he added.
It is pertinent to note that Pakistani Hindus have staged a sit-in outside the Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad to raise voice for the deaths of 11 Pakistani Hindus in India.