Enforce Sharia in Pak Punjab, says spiritual leader

Islamabad: A spiritual leader in Pakistan’s Punjab Province has given a week’s time for government to impose Sharia laws.

Spiritual leader Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi of the Astan-e-Aalia Sial Sharif Pir Sialvi said, “I am giving [the Punjab government] one week’s time, and if Nizam-e-Mustafa [Islamic Sharia] is not enforced during this period, than protests will be held across Punjab.”

“Minor girls are being raped and murdered in every city and the government has failed to arrest the culprits,” he added.

He vowed to continue the movement for Khatm-e-Nabuwat or the finality of Prophethood (PBUH) till his last breath.

Sialvi also demanded the resignation of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah for his remarks against the Ahmadi community in a recent television show.

The Pir has been consistently putting pressure on the government to introduce the Sharia across Pakistan.

In December last year, the Astana-e-Aalia Sharif had announced that it would not support the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the upcoming general elections if it failed to meet their demands. Two members of the National Assembly and three members of the provincial assembly in Punjab have reportedly resigned since then.