Maulana Aziz agrees to depart Lal Masjid after authorities promise 20 kanals of land for Jamia Hafsa


Deposed khateeb of Lal Masjid Maulana Abdul Aziz agreed on Sunday to finish his occupation of the mosque after three-day lengthy negotiations with the Islamabad administration, who stated that 20 kanals of land will likely be allotted to ascertain Jamia Hafsa.

The maulana is predicted to depart by Tuesday. The feminine college students, who had entered the Jamia Hafsa in Islamabad’s Sector H-11 on Thursday, have begun to depart. The police power surrounding the seminary in H-11 has been withdrawn.

During the negotiations, the maulana claimed that his “movement” towards former president Pervez Musharraf had begun as a result of mosques within the capital have been being demolished and insisted that such incidents had resumed. The authorities assured him that his complaints will likely be taken to competent authorities and that his demand for a settlement in gentle of the Supreme Court’s resolution will likely be thought-about.

Earlier, an official of the capital administration had stated that the calls for of Maulana Aziz can’t be applied as he needs to turn into the khateeb of the mosque once more. He additionally needs Rs250 million together with a big piece of land to ascertain Jamia Hafsa and the possession of the adjoining previous youngsters’ library plot, he added.

Aziz occupies mosque

Maulana Aziz had returned to Lal Masjid around two weeks in the past, reiterating his declare to be its prayer chief. The state of affairs, nonetheless, turned severe on Thursday evening when over 100 feminine college students entered the Jamia Hafsa in Islamabad’s Sector H-11 by breaking its official seal. As an end result, officers from the capital administration approached Lal Masjid to satisfy Maulana Aziz. But talks remained inconclusive because the cleric insisted {that a} senior authority equal to a federal minister ought to negotiate with him.

On Saturday, in a bid to finish the standoff, the proscribed Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) volunteered to play a task and met officers outdoors the state-run mosque, whereas safety personnel met the Islamabad administration officers to defuse the state of affairs. A delegation of ASWJ, led by its Islamabad president Hafeez Nazeer, got here to Lal Masjid on Saturday and met the officers posted outdoors. The delegation assured the assistant commissioner of their help and cooperation for a peaceable answer to the standoff.

None of the edges appeared to again off from their positions because the followers of Maulana Aziz and the administration enhanced their strict posture presumably in a presence of energy.

The maulana stated his sole demand was to implement the 2007 resolution of the Supreme Court.

He stated neither he would go away Lal Masjid nor the feminine college students, who had entered the Jamia Hafsa H-11, would accomplish that.

“We are not afraid of anything,” he had declared.


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