Caretaker Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Aneeq Ahmed has said there would be no increase in last year’s Hajj expenses. He said the government was formulating a new Hajj policy.
During a press conference at Jamia Naeemia Lahore on Saturday, the caretaker minister said that without accepting the previous holy books, the faith of Muslims was not complete. “The blasphemy of Quran will not be tolerated. Even if there is blasphemy of verses on flags, it will not be allowed,” he said and added that “our flag is not complete without the white part, which represented the minorities”.
In response to a question, he said there would be no increase in last year’s Hajj expenses. He said the government was formulating a new Hajj policy.
The minister said he wanted to take action for a better change in his ministry as well as society at large so that he was remembered in good words in history. He said the positive outcomes of the government actions were reaching people now. He said the caretaker prime minister was working with great dedication and vision.
The federal minister for religious affairs raised a question that “if our Muslim brother belongs to another sect, why do we consider him an enemy? We all believe in Allah, Holy Prophet and Holy Book Quran”.
He called ulema and Islamic scholars the crown of knowledge. “Through them, we receive knowledge of Holy Quran,” he added.