Tahir Ashrafi, the chairman of the council, warned that the "law of the jungle" was gripping Pakistan, with police routinely pressured by baying mobs to register blasphemy charges, as happened in the case of Rimsha, which has made headlines around the world.
"We see the Rimsha as a test case for Pakistan's Muslims, Pakistan's minorities and for the government," Ashrafi
"We don't want to see injustice done with anyone.
We will work to end this climate of fear."
is also part of the leadership of the radical Defence of Pakistan Council
, a coalition of Islamic organisations which includes some thinly disguised banned militant groups.