Religious Affairs Minister Noorul Haq Qadri has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan suggesting that International Hijab Day should be celebrated on March 8, in an effort to express solidarity with Muslim women across the globe. He also said that anti-Islamic slogans should not be raised on International Women’s Day, under the name of Aurat March.
National Assembly Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has directed ministries of interior and law and justice to furnish details of the action taken against elements behind displaying the ‘objectionable’ material in the Aurat March held on March 8. The committee expressed indignation over “sacrilegious” banners, placards and slogans displayed in the march and declared it unethical, contrary to constitution and against Islamic teachings.
The participants of Aurat March came under stone-pelting in Islamabad on Sunday. The incident occurred when two different rallies were held on the occasion of International Women s Day in Islamabad one of the rally participant tried to enter in Aurat Azadi March. Few people had managed to enter in Aurat march and pelted stoned on it as Police used tent to separate both rallies.