London: A 25-member delegation of UK Ulema led by Mufti Muhammad Aslam Ameer Jamiat Ulema e Islam Britain called on Pakistan High Commissioner for UK, Mr. Wajid Shamsul Hasan to raise their concerns over the recent incident in Rawalpindi on Youm-e-Ashoor which incurred loss of several precious human lives as well as property. The Ulema demanded from the Federal as well as Provincial Government to take effective measures to deal with those miscreants involved in those killings and loss to property. The Ulemas demanded that those grieved should be given all possible help and compensation by the government. They also presented a petition to the High Commissioner with the request to send the same to the Government of Pakistan.
The High Commissioner offered his condolences over the deaths of the innocent people and condemned the incident in the strongest possible terms. He termed the incident as a conspiracy to sabotage the efforts of the Government to bring about peace in the country.
The High Commissioner assured the delegation that their concerns and recommendations would be conveyed to the Government so that the perpetrators of violence could be brought to justice. He appreciated the Ulema UK for observing restraint and deciding to resolve the issue through legal and peaceful means. The High Commissioner also laid emphasis on the need of dialogue between the Ulemas of various sects to create an atmosphere of religious harmony and tolerance in the country.
The members of the delegation expressed their satisfaction over their meeting with the High Commissioner and thanked the High Commissioner for sharing their concerns. Deputy High Commissioner Muhammad Imran Mirza also attended the meeting.