LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Auqaf, Zaeem Qadri, said on Thursday that Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah's resignation was not on the list of demands that were made by TLYR to the government.
Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Zaeem Qadri said that he had not discussed Rana Sanaullah's resignation when he had met Pir Sialvi a couple of days ago.
"Me and Pir Sahab did not discuss Rana Sanaullah's discussion," said Zaeem, referring to Maulana Sialvi.
Zaeem Qadri said that Islamabad dharna participants had also not demanded Rana Sanaullah' resignation.
He said that Pir Sialvi had demanded that Rana Sanaullah should come to him and provide his clarification.
"I have notified Rana Sanaullah of Maulana Sialvi's demand," he said.
A couple of days ago, Zaeem Qadri had said that he would comply with the wishes of Pir Sialvi if he asked him to resign from his ministry.
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TLYR leader Dr Asif Jilani on Tuesday said that Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah's resignation was more important than Zahid Hamid's.
While speaking to SAMAA TV, he wondered why those who were involved in the Faizabad sit-in had not made it a part of the negotiations between the government and the religious parties' protesters.
Rana Sanaullah had held a press conference last month to clarify his stance on the remarks that he had made regarding Ahmadis.
Sanaullah had said that whosoever did not believe in the Finality of Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) was not a Muslim.
The Punjab law minister had further said that the law guaranteed rights of all minorities.
“Belief in the Finality of Prophethood is an integral part of our faith,” he had said.
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Story first published: 30th November 2017