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Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri. — File Photo by Reuters

Karachi: Representative Sunni Tehreek Muhammad Shahid Ghuori has strongly criticised verdict of capital punishment to Mumtaz Hussain Qadri and termed it as un-Islamic.

He was addressing to a large gathering protesting in front of Karachi Press Club on Saturday. He said that if the government does not implement the laws of blasphemy then thousands of Mumtaz Qadris would emerge.

He questioned the government that if anti-state actors like Raymond Davies can be released then why Mumtaz Qadri, who he said is hero of Muslim Ummah cannot be released.

He announced that Sunni Tehreek is willing to pay Rs. 200 million to heirs of Salman Taseer as blood money. He said that Salman Taseer had repeatedly offended the religion but no action was taken against him by the sitting government.

In such situations the people themselves start taking the decisions and Mumtaz Qadri is a prime example.

He said that Christians and Jews have also realized that they cannot eliminate the love and passion of Muslims for the Last Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him).

Shahid Ghouri said that Sunni Tehreek believes in the rule of the law but they would not accept any anti-Islamic decision. He asked the government to play its part on the release of Mumtaz Qadri.