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PR No.269 Islamabad: January 29, 2017

Federal Minister for religious affairs and interfaith harmony has categorically dispelled the impression, given in various news reports, that govt is likely to change the existing blasphemy law in the country, adding that we have no plan to diversify or modify the blasphemy law. In a statement issued by the Minister in Mansehra today he said that the present democratic govt is fully determined and affirmed to implement the existing law in true spirit and has no concoction to make any change in blasphemy law. He said that the news reports published in media about modifying the blasphemy law by the govt is not true but has described it as concocted and baseless.
The Minister also maintained that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and cabinet members are first Muslims then Pakistani as they don’t think about the change of such law. He further clarified that Islam is peaceful religion and it protects the right of every individual irrespect of any religious affiliations. Islam teaches us tolerance and harmony towards all religions, he concluded.

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