(NUT Desk) ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Imran Khan lamented on Monday that political and religious parties in Pakistan “misused” Islam to deal damage to the country and said he had started a campaign with heads of other Muslim countries to present the case of the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) honour on international forums.
Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony for the Margalla Highway in Islamabad, the prime minister said: “ln our country it is a great misfortune that many times our political parties and religious parties use Islam wrongly and use it such that they deal damage to their own country.”
He said that the people of Pakistan loved the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and nowhere in any country had he seen “the kind of attachment with religion and love for Prophet (PBUH) as in our country”.
“So I am saddened that many times this love is misused. Does the government not worry about this? That when there is disrespect of Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) honour then aren’t we pained?” he questioned, adding that who could decide how much or how less someone loved the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
The premier’s comments come after recent violence in the country by the now proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) against the arrest of their leader Saad Hussain Rizvi.