Mufti Muneeb announces drive towards FATF-associated law – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Only a day after his removal as head of the Ruet-i-Hilal Com­­mittee, Mufti Munee­bur Rehman on Thursday declared laun­ching of a campaign versus the authorities below aegis of the newly-founded Tehreek Tahaffuz-i-Masajid-o-Madaris over a legislation linked to the Fiscal Action Job Power (FATF) that was passed in a joint sitting down of the parliament in September.

The announcement was produced by Mufti Muneeb himself at a meeting that had been organised by the new group. Ulema belonging to a variety of seminaries of the Deobandi and Ahl-i-Hadees faculties of assumed attended the meeting.

At the convention it was declared that implementation of the Islamabad Funds Territory Waqf Homes Invoice 2020, which was adopted by the parliament amid protests by opposition events, would be resisted.

The speakers declared that the legislation had been imposed below a conspiracy versus Islamic establishments, in the garb of registration of religious seminaries.

Mufti Muneeb reported the act experienced been handed by the parliament beneath tension from the FATF. “Religious constraints are not accepted in an Islamic republic like Pakistan and if authorities attempt to impose them, we will resist them,” he claimed.

Secretary Typical of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F Mau­­lana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri said clerics in the parliament have been the “first line of defence towards any regulation that was contrary to Islam. He stated the prime minister really should just take a different U-switch and withdraw the act.

Revealed in Dawn, January 1st, 2021