Rawalpindi: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said that the Sialkot tragedy was a big conspiracy to discredit Pakistan.
Addressing a conference on “Business in the Light of Quran and Hadith” at the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce, he said that the distinction between halal and haraam in trade has meaning and it should be conscious.
“I’m glad the chamber has chosen an important topic,” he said. Rawalpindi Chamber has started an important tradition.
Federal Religious Affairs also said that the Prime Minister had asked a year ago about the number of pilgrims. I had said that we are the second largest country after Indonesia but 2 million people go on Umrah without paying taxes and One or the other tries to hide the tax while the same Pakistanis are in another country then they follow all its laws.
Referring to the Sialkot tragedy, he said that during a forum in Dubai he was very ashamed to say that Quaid-e-Azam had said that all religions would have freedom in Pakistan but this is not Pakistan.
Regarding the APS tragedy, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said that it is a heartbreaking incident which will always cause pain. This evening of December 16 is connected with a big tragedy. Our mothers, sisters and elders made many sacrifices for the sake of Pakistan and then this Pakistan was created.