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Maulana Tahir Ashrafi

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Pakistan Ulema Council

Employment History

  • Head
    Pakistan Ulema Council
  • Chairman
    All Pakistan Ulema Council
  • Chairman
    Ulema Council
  • Chairman of the Council
    Pakistan Ulema
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ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Council ..., 29 Dec 2015 [cached]
ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Council for Islamic Ideology (CII) turned violent when a scuffle broke out between member Maulana Tahir Ashrafi and chairman Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani, DawnNews reported on Tuesday.
Sources at the meeting said participants were discussing the status of Ahmadis under the Constitution when Ashrafi, who is also chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council, and Sherani entered into an argument that later turned personal.
Eye witnesses said Ashrafi stood from his seat and lunged at Maulana Sherani, grabbing him by the collar.
A joint communiqué read out by ... [cached]
A joint communiqué read out by Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, the head of the PUC, appealed to all political and religious parties, and people belonging to all religions and sects, to respect each others' views.
Meanwhile, Maulana Tahir ..., 16 Nov 2012 [cached]
Meanwhile, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, chairman of the All Pakistan Ulema Council, urged the government to set up a team, including intelligence agents, to investigate and "get to the bottom of the conspiracy and expose the real culprits". "Our heads bowed in shame for what Jadoon did," he said, but added there are "many others active behind the scene and they should be brought to justice". Ashrafi said that Jadoon should be given the sternest punishment possible for maligning Islam, and also called for an unbiased approach to stem false accusations. "Pakistan's minorities are as much a part of the country as Muslims. We suspected foul play in the entire situation and at least our suspicions proved correct. Jadoon and all others involved in this shameless action should be held accountable and set an example for all future false accusers," he said. Ashrafi said he was willing to talk to all religious leaders, to form an opinion against the misuse of the blasphemy laws. "We will not allow anyone to implicate an innocent person because of personal reasons. Rimsha's case is indeed an eye-opener for all of us and we are truly sorry for all the agony and pain the poor girl has had to suffer because of a person who does not know the true basis of Islam," he said.
"It is extremely shocking and shameful ..., 23 Oct 2013 [cached]
"It is extremely shocking and shameful that we are unable to protect minorities," Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, chairman of the Ulema Council, told IPS.
The Peninsula On-line: Qatar's leading English Daily, 15 Sept 2003 [cached]
Afghan watcher Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, who had been involved in negotiations with former Taleban leaders, also described the report as "hilarious."
"When the jihad was on, US airlines used to offer 50 per cent rebate to Arabs who would volunteer to participate in the anti-Soviet war in Afghanistan," Ashrafi said.
Ashrafi, who is chairman of the Pakistan Ulema (Muslim scholars) Council and a regional government advisor, added: "The US military strategists were at that time living in Pakistan.They provided weapons and selected the location of training camps in Afghanistan."
He claimed that bin Laden was once the US military's "most favourite" child, who they held up as an inspirational hero to Muslim youth.
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