By: Saqib Ali Hiadri
Muzaffarabad: Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly session was held on Friday under the chairmanship of Speaker Shah Ghulam Qadir. Speaker Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Shah Ghulam Qadir announced the panel of chairmen comprising members of the Assembly, Chaudhry Masood Khalid, Raja Mohammad Siddiq Khan and Ms. Riffat Aziz in the beginning of the session.
Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs AJK Raja Nisar Ahmad Khan presented the law draft of “The Azad Jammu & Kashmir Interim Constitution (Twelfth Amendment) Act, 2018” which was passed by the house for discussion in joint consensus.
Speaking on the draft law, Prime Minister AJK Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has said that the finality of Prophet Hood Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) is a part of our faith, “further discussion on the draft law will be discussed in the joint session of the assembly, including scholars, technocrats and other religious leaders.” Prime Minister stated.
Supplications were also offered in Assembly session for the Ex- MLAs Late Major Muhammad Ayub Khan, Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan and others who passed the resolution on the belief of finality of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) in 1973.
While expressing his views, former Prime Minister AJK Sardar Ateeq Ahmed Khan greeted the Prime Minister and other MLAs for bringing this bill on Assembly forum. He said that opposition should be considered on board regarding discussion on this bill for further consideration, so that we can have the honor of this joint effort.
Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs Raja Nisar Ahmad Khan, in the session said that under this draft law, one who do not believe in finality of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) will not be considered as Muslim and hence removed from Islam, “it is also a part of our faith. I congratulate all the members of the assembly on the occasion of bringing this bill” he said.
Considering this, Minister for State for Public Works Chaudhry Mohammad Aziz said that all members are appreciable who worked on this bill. He said, “Our firm faith in the last Prophet Hood of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W), this is a blessing for all of us.”
“We are glad and happy to have this bill presented for the approval in the House,” said Pir Syed Ali Raza Bukhari. He said that it is our responsibility to make Islamic law in the Islamic State. Members Assembly Abdur Rasheed Turrabi, Ahmed Raza Qadri, Raja Muhammad Siddique Khan, Malik Muhammad Nawaz and Abdul Majid Khan also congratulated the Prime Minister and Minister for Law for bringing this bill on Assembly floor besides paying tribute to Late MLAs who passed this resolution in 1973.