ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that the finality of Prophethood is part of our faith and we even can’t think about amending it.
“Even thinking of amending this law is kufr,” said Iqbal while addressing a press conference.
“We are all Muslims. The finality of Prophethood is our part of our faith,” said the interior minister.
He also denied allegations that the clause was removed from the newly passed act.
However, some people are using this to sow seeds to hatred in the society, said Iqbal.
“Pakistan is a diverse country,” he said comparing the country to a bouquet of different flowers. “Our diversity makes us beautiful.”
The interior minister also stated that Jihad is the prerogative of the state and no one else.
“If we should engage in Jihad or not is the prerogative of the state,” he said while speaking at Press Information Department.
He also said: “who is Muslim and who is not a Muslim can’t be decided on social media, rather it is state’s prerogative.”
If decisions are made on the fatwas issued in streets then it would result in anarchy, he claimed.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Jamaat-e-Islami’s Siraj-ul-Haq flanked Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s statement over the clause on the finality of Prophethood in the elections act, saying whichever minister intended to make the amendment should be dismissed from the Cabinet.