PML-N slammed for using ‘blasphemy card’ against PM Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has come under fire on social media for accusing Prime Minister Imran Khan of blasphemy in his address to the nation after the budget’s session.
Speaking to media persons outside the Parliament on Friday, former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the whole opposition is united for the sanctity and honor of companions of the Holy Prophet (pbuh).
“If the House is not allowed to speak about Namoos-e-Sahaba, what else can be said there,” Abbasi said. “It is unfortunate for this government that its Prime Minister makes such comments which no Muslim can accept,” he said.
“Anyone who calls the sahaba cowards, I call him Buzdil-e-Azam. If he the guts, he should come to the house and explain his comments.”
Meanwhile, the comments by the former PML-N PM drew sharp condemnations from netizens for using the blasphemy card against the prime minister.
Imran Khan’s former wife Rehman Khan said that it was wrong to use blasphemy card to target the government.
“Using the blasphemy card is simply wrong. PTI might be guilty of using the blasphemy card but religion should never be used in politics not for persecution or for building a vote bank. Using the blasphemy card is simply wrong. PTI might be guilty of using the blasphemy card but religion should never be used in politics not for persecution or for building a vote bank,” she tweeted.
“However seductive it might seem, PMLN must not go the tried, tested way – the religion / blasphemy card. Just don’t. As we say in Punjabi Toteya mann moteya, ais galee na jaa
Ais galee de jatt buray, phaayyaaN lainday paa!” right activst Marvi Sirmed wrote.
— Ahmad Waqass Goraya (@AWGoraya) June 14, 2019
Condemn PMLN’s attempt to play up ‘namoos e sahaba’. It’s not just harmful politics, but also stupid in the extreme.
An interesting contrast: IK/PTI played the blasphemy card with success, but on legislation – because mullahs were unleashed by the miltablishment. 1/n
— Gul Bukhari (@GulBukhari) June 15, 2019
Playing the religion card to score political points is dangerous and foolish whoever does it. Forget that the PTI played the card relentlessly when in opposition over alleged changes in the oath and on other occasions. Two wrongs don’t make a right, PML-N. Don’t go there!
— Talat Aslam (@titojourno) June 15, 2019
What shameless lot this PML-N. Still inciting anger & promoting bigotry in the name of religion to land IK a punch, despite #FaizabadDharna & year-long campaign where bigots lined up against it, with a minister shot, another removed & others praying for safety from mob violence. https://t.co/BciFbbDEtf
— Babar Sattar (@Babar_Sattar) June 15, 2019