SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)
More than 40 Shia organizations gathered in Shah Jahan hotel Lahore in order to chalk out strategy against injustice and genocide of Shia community in Pakistan. They decided to establish a joint forum “ Mutahida Shia Mahaz” to protect the rights of Shiite community in Pakistan. Syed Baqir Hussain Naqvi was opted as the convener.
Conference also showed reservations on reducing the representing of Shia community to half against Brevli and Deobandi sect in District Mosque committee and Interfaith Muslim community Punjab. They concerned this act of Auqaf department and said that it is a conspiracy to equalize Shia community as second class Citizen. Mutahaida Mahaz demanded Auqaf department to withdraw this decision otherwise they will contact Courts and adopt the way of Public protests.
It was also decided in the meeting that Shia community will not tolerate any sort of ban in the forthcoming Moharram ul Haram. They declared their Azadari is integral party of our faith and no one can stop us from this. Senior Shia scholars also demanded of Governemnt to quash fabricated and baseless cases against Allama Ghulama Raza Naqvi and release him as soon as possible.