MQI (Multan) takes out Azmat-e-Rasool (S.A.W.) rally
Peaceful protests against profane, anti-Islam film continue to rage across Pakistan as the people are increasingly taking to streets to express their feelings of deep disgust, anger and anguish and demonstrate their unflinching devotion and loyalty to the person of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.).
Of a series of Azmat-e-Rasool (S.A.W.) rallies being organized by Minhaj-ul-Quran International, Multan chapter organized a rally on September 23, 2012, which was attended by a large number of people belonging to various walks of life. The diversity of the protest demonstration proved that the people were on the one page when it comes to defending the honour and sanctity of their beloved Prophet (S.A.W.).
Led by Syed Farhat Hussain Shah, Sardar Shakir Mazari, Major (r) Muhammad Inqalab, and other local leaders, the rally began from Kherry Square, Multan, at 11:45 a.m. The workers and leaders of all forums of MQI also had their full participation in the demonstration.
The noteworthy aspect of the rally was overwhelming attendance of women. The participants carried banners and placards. They demanded of the UN to ensure enforcement of existing laws and conventions regarding respect of holy personages and religions and make amendment in them in order to plug any legal lacunae. They said that blasphemous movie was a slap on the face of the right thinking, civilized and peaceful people by a handful of biased, bigoted and radicalised group. They also continued to offer Durood-o-Salam on the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) along the route of the venue.
When the rally reached Ghanta Ghar at 2 pm, various speakers addressed the rally and reminded the world community of its responsibility to ensure peace and harmony in the world. They demanded of them to initiate legal action against the makers of the movie and bring them to justice. They warned that if any concession was given to global terrorists under any pretext, it would further dampen the atmosphere of peaceful coexistence, leading to birth of a new generation of extremists.
The rally ended at 3 p.m.