LAHORE, Sept 24: Scores of students from various universities and colleges staged a silent protest rally in front of the Lahore Press Club on Sunday, demanding imposition of a ban on the anti-Islam film and action against its makers.
Gathered at Shimla Pahari outside Lahore Press Club after marching on various city roads, the students carried placards bearing messages of peace, religious harmony and the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). They urged the Muslims to continue with their protests against the profane video in a peaceful manner rather than damaging the public property. They demanded that the Pakistani government should take up the issue seriously at international level in order to avert such shameful acts in future.
JuD: Deaf and Dumb activists of Jamaatud Dawa also staged a protest rally outside the press club.
Led by JuD deaf and dumb chapter head Abdul Hameed Bhutta and other office-bearers, the activists carried placards, banners and flags bearing slogans against the profane film and punishment for its makers.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Bhutta said the special persons had also expressed their anger over the profane video.
He demanded that Pakistan and all other Muslim countries should sever their relations with western countries.
MWM: Majlis-i-Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (Lahore Women Wing) also took out a protest rally from Governor’s House to the press club against the anti-Islam video.
Led by Syeda Khanum Sakina Mahdvi, a number of protesters, including women and children, reached Shimla Pahari and chanted slogans against the US and its filmmakers. The participants and speakers demanded execution of all those directly or indirectly involved in making the film.
PML-N: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz staged a rally at Moon Market (Gulshan-i-Ravi).
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Rana Mashood said the entire nation would not end their protest till award of punishment to the profane filmmakers. Later, Mr Mashood led another rally at Chauburji.Dawn.