Pakistan

Federation of Shia seminaries quit government Zaireen committee

Wifaqul Madaris al-Shia Pakistan (Federation of Pakistan’s Shia religious seminaries) has expressed distrust in the government’s Zaireen Committee and its representative has resigned as head of that official committee over its failure to sort out the problems of Shia pilgrims.

Renowned Shia Islamic scholar Allama Mohammad Afzal Hyderi, the secretary general of the Federation of Shia Islamic seminaries, has sent his resignation letter to the federal minister for religious affairs Mufti Noorul Haq Qadri.
In his letter, he said, the government has not honoured its promises and commitments so far. He said the government failed to provide security convoys and other irregularities were also witnessed. He said that Wifaqul Madaris al Shia Pakistan had written letter to then Prime Minister on the problems of Shia Zaireen who go to sacred shrines of infallible Imams in Iran and Iraq and in particular those pilgrims who go to Karbala on Ashura and Arbaeen via Iran through land border of Taftan from Pakistan.
On January 15, 2018, a joint meeting of the officials of government’s relevant departments and representatives from Shia Islamic scholars was held and finally on May 24, 2018, religious affairs ministry notified the constitution of Central Zaireen Committee and assigned Wifaqul Madaris Shia Pakistan to head the committee and Allama Afzal Hyderi was named from the Wifaqul Madaris to head the committee.
He appealed to all please don’t consider them part of the Zaireen Committee anymore and they have no-confidence in that Zaireen Committee.

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