LAHORE: An unanimous resolution was adopted on Friday in Punjab Assembly denouncing former High Commissioner to UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan’s statements allegedly considering Ahmadi people as Muslims.
The statement having been attributed to Hasan in an Urdu daily raised much hue and cry in the House on Thursday and ignited debate which ended today with MPA Waheed Gul bringing about a resolution.
The resolution denounced the former envoy’s statements in which he upheld that former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s move to call Ahmadis non-Muslims was off beam and wrong.
The resolution emphatically maintained that the remarks hurt the sentiments of Muslims and called upon the federal government to take legal action against Hasan for making a statement in opposition to the move that was made in the National Assembly in by gone days.
On Thursday, MPAs belonging to treasury as well as opposition benches asked for a joint resolution be passed to denounce the statement. Uttering several slogans in the House, MNAs including MPAs Ilyas Chinioti, Dr Farzana Nazeer, Mian Aslam Iqbal and Qazi Ahmad Saeed, came out to slam the statement and the person who spoke these words.
Mian Aslam Iqbal was of the view that Hassan should be discarded from all government posts and be deprived from all awards. Meanwhile, Pakistan Peoples Party leader Qazi Ahmad Saeed came with demanding an FIR be registered against Hassan.