“Asia Bibi Will Be Placed on ECL, The Court Would Decide,” Says Religious Affairs Minister

“Asia Bibi Will Be Placed on ECL, The Court Would Decide,” Says Religious Affairs Minister

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Noorul Haq Qadri the Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony while speaking to the media; on Tuesday said, that the court would choose on the matter of putting Asia Bibi’s name on the ECL (Exit Control List).

On Friday the government and Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) had reached an agreement; which was result the ending of three day long countrywide protests against the Supreme Court’s acquittal last week of Asia Bibi; who was sentenced to death in 2010 for blasphemy.

One of the opinions both parties agreed on; was that the government would “initiate the legal process” to place Asia Bibi’s name on the no-fly list.

When asked whether her name had been placed on the ECL, “If you read the agreement, you’ll see it says that legal process will be undertaken to place her on the ECL,” Qadri said.

“When there are cases in the Supreme Court and high court, the court itself says that so and so should be placed on the ECL. So we’ll follow that process.”

“Some troublemakers used their platform to damage public property and behaved unsuitably,” the TLP also said. The state would take action against them,” he added.

“We stand by the settlement, and it will be acted upon,” Qadri stated.

When enquired whether the TLP would be banned, the minister said that there was no plan to ban the TLP.

“Nevertheless, if someone’s aims or designs are in conflict with the countrywide narrative and policies, then hopefully steps will be taken against them,” he replied.

“The role of the state and the government is like that of a mother, and the government’s first responsibility is to restore peace,” Qadri said.

“The government was expressing strategies in expectation of similar situations in the future,” the minister said.”

Qadri stated on the recent death of Maulana Samiul Haq: and calling it a tragic event, and defined it as part of a greater conspiracy.

Chief of his own party of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, Maulana Samiul Haq was murdered in his house in Bahria Town on 2nd November 2018.

“The orders were given by The Prime Minister Imran Khan for an investigation into the assassination of Maulana Sami while he was still on his trip in China,” said by Noorul Haq Qadri.

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