Masjid-e-Nabavi's sanctity violated on purpose: Ashrafi
Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi said this incident had printed a bad impression of Pakistan in Muslim world.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Interfaith Harmony and Middle East Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi on Sunday said the sanctity of Masjid-e-Nabavi was violated on purpose in a bid to achieve political mileage.
Addressing a press conference, he said he was eye-witness of the entire scenario as some agitators were deputed in groups at various places in Masjid-e-Nabvi as preplanned by their masterminds.
He said when the delegation of Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Masjid-e-Nabvi to pay homage at the mausoleum of the Holy Prophet Mhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), the politically and religiously sick people chanted full-throat indecent slogans violating the reverence of the most sacred place after the Khana-e-Kaba.
He, with tearful eyes, lamented that the uproar was continued even during the call to Maghrib prayer.
Ashrafi, who is also the chairman of Pakistan Ulema Council, said this disgraceful incident had printed a bad impression of Pakistan all over the Muslim world and it would increase difficulties for the Pakistani diaspora in Saudi Arabia.
Instead of condemning the immoral activity conducted by their workers in the Masjid-e-Nabvi, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders were defending their ill-mannered and unruly behavior through illogical reasoning, he regretted.
He said the way PTI workers manhandled Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Nawabzada Shazain Bugti and Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Mariyyum Aurangzeb, it was highly condemnable and against the social, moral and religious ethics.