Special Assistant to the Head Of State on Religious Harmony Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi on Sunday said former JUI-F leader and also cleric Mufti Azizur Rehman, that is charged of sexually assaulting one of his pupils, must be provided exemplary punishment.
Addressing a press conference, Ashrafi said kid abuse was a crime whether it happened in a madressah, an university or a college, and required public punishments for those founded guilty of youngster and sexual assault.
Rehman was arrested at a home in Mianwali on June 20 after a troubling video clip revealing the cleric presumably sexually attacking one of his students was widely shared on social media. He had actually gone into hiding after the Lahore police signed up a situation against him yet was subsequently nailed in addition to his boys.
Punjab Inspector General of Authorities (IGP) Inam Ghani, after the cleric’s apprehension, had claimed that authorities would take it as a “test case”.
In his presser, Ashrafi, who was flanked by other spiritual scholars, also said ulema completely sustained the recent statement of Prime Minister Imran Khan relating to females’s dressing and also hijab.
The premier’s debatable statements in a recent meeting on HBO, in which he mentioned that “if a lady is using really few garments, it will have an impact on the men, unless they’re robots,” had set off widespread objection from civil society as well as political circles, which implicated him of victim-blaming and also equating females’s clothing to increasing incidents of rape.
Ashrafi said Islam was the protector of ladies’s legal rights and also urged that the head of state’s remarks about females’s clothing were “legal and also based on the Holy Quran as well as Sunnah”.
He claimed the premier’s comments were targeted by some elements for “political factors”, adding that the guidelines in the Quran regarding hijab were just as relevant to males– that they ought to maintain their eyes down.
Ashrafi claimed the government needs to establish a helpline to sign up secret issues about sexual assaults of children. He recommended that public penalty ought to be given by establishing special courts to avoid instances of kid misuse.
He added that photos of wrongdoers that abused youngsters or ladies should be revealed on television networks as well as released in newspapers. He also interested the chief justice of Pakistan to honor public as well as prompt sentences to such culprits.
He advised moms and dads to inform their youngsters on exactly how they need to respond as well as how they must look for assistance if somebody attempted to abuse them.
To a question, Ashrafi stated that religious scholars across the country were with the federal government on the concern of Muharram observation. The head of state has purchased the growth of tranquility committees for Muharram, he added.
Ashraf claimed a committee was working on a proposal concerning modifying the Waqf Property Act, and included that some elements were doing politics on the Waqf Home Board issue.
“We are the guards of mosques as well as madressahs and also no person can scare us,” he informed the press meeting, noting that cops had actually not visited any kind of mosque or madressah also as soon as in the three years of the PTI federal government.
Mentioning regulating the media, the SAPM highlighted the demand for a system to filter what he called negative web content. “We are not against modern media, however there ought to be a system for filtering system the web content being shown there,” he claimed, adding that cellphone technology had its very own problems as well as also spread “obscenity”.
About the decision to not allow the USA to set up bases in the country, Ashrafi said the government had stood for the public view with the move. He claimed Pakistan had constantly aided the Afghan individuals and also it was a facilitator for peace in Afghanistan, however the problems were developed by the “Covering people and also political parties”.
He advised the media not to develop “uncertainty” about the educational program for madressahs, saying the Muttahida Ulema Board’s job was only to quit “anarchist product”. He urged that no restrictions would be troubled mentor scientific research subjects in academies.