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Ban on renowned Shia scholar Gulfam Hashmi lifted in Punjab

Punjab government has lifted a ban on Allama Gulfam Hashmi, a renowned Shia scholar on the demand of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen’s head Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari.

MWM’s Allama Jafari presented a charter of demand in talks by federal interior minister and representatives of Punjab government who requested him to end his fast unto death that Allama Jafari began observing in Islamabad to protest against Shia genocide and inaction against the perpetrators of the genocide and victimization of Shia Muslims by the State authorities.
Punjab government had imposed a ban on many Shia religious scholars under which they were not allowed to speak at Moharram or other azadari congregations in any part of Punjab.
Nasir Shirazi, Asad Naqvi, Allama Mubarak Mousavi and Allama Abdul Khaliq Asadi held a meeting with the representatives of the Punjab government where these matters came under discussion. Punjab government’s representatives announced lifting of ban on Allama Gulfam Hashmi. They assured that action on other demands would also be made soon.

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