MQI urges parliament to legislate on terrorism issue

Expressing his grave concern on the release of high-profile terrorists from the courts, Nazim-e-Ala of Minhaj-ul-Quran International Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi has said that such nefarious elements, who destroy human lives with a blithe disregard, do not deserve any concession, and their acquittal on the benefit of doubt was beyond human comprehension. He said that separate set of special laws deal with the terrorists throughout the world. He urged the parliament to legislate on this sensitive matter and demanded of the government to file such high profile cases of terrorism in anti-terrorist courts. He also deplored the terrorist attack on the City Courts in Karachi, where terrorists were able to get one of their companions freed in the broad day light. “This incident is enough to expose the performance and capability of the Police force,” he opined.

Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi expressed these views while answering different questions of senior students of the Minhaj University in an intellectual sitting here today. He termed the acquittal of Hijratullah, chief mastermind of the Mannawan case, as the failure of the law enforcement agencies. He said that people of Pakistan are concerned about the release of terrorists due to lack of sufficient evidence. He appreciated the suo moto notice of Hijratullah’s release by the Chief Justice of Lahore High Court and said that those wreaking havoc on innocent lives cannot be allowed to go scot-free. He asked the government to present sufficient evidence, which could hold water in the court of law.

Dr Raheeq Abbasi warned that if the law enforcement agencies did not mend their ways, these periodic acquittals of high-profile terrorists would encourage the terrorists and embolden them to overrun the state of Pakistan and its people. He also demanded a judicial inquiry into the Karachi incident and fix responsibility on those who neglected their duty.