- Imran Khan calls sex crime and corruption the biggest problems of Muslim countries
- Imran discusses Riyasat-e-Madina with world’s top Muslim scholars
- Imran targeted Nawaz Sharif in gestures, said – corruption is increasing rapidly
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that rising corruption and sex crimes are the two main problems facing the Muslim world. Imran said this during a discussion with the world’s top Muslim scholars on the topic ‘Riyasat-e-Madina: Islam, Society and Moral Resurrection’, organized by the recently formed National Rahmatul-Lil-Alameen Authority (NRAA). was done by
The NRAA was set up by the Pakistani prime minister in October last year to research how to take lessons from the prophet’s life to the masses. Scholars presented their views on how youth can be protected from social media attack on their faith and religious and moral values.
Imran took a dig at Nawaz Sharif
Imran took a veiled dig at Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, saying that there are two types of crimes in the society, one corruption and the other sex crimes. Sexual crimes have increased rapidly in our society, that is, rape and child sexual abuse and only one percent of such incidents are registered.
He said that I believe that the society has to fight the other 99 percent (crimes). Same is the case with corruption… Society has to make corruption unacceptable. Unfortunately, when you have a leadership that becomes corrupt over time, they make corruption acceptable.
Sharif (72) has been in London since November 2019, when the Lahore High Court allowed him to travel abroad for four weeks for treatment. Sharif’s daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, who was three-time prime minister of Pakistan, were convicted in the Avenfield property case on July 6, 2018.
Imran will discuss more with Islamic scholars
Sharif was also sentenced to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case in December 2018. However, he got bail in both the cases and was also allowed to go to London for treatment. The Dawn newspaper has indicated in its report that Prime Minister Khan will hold similar discussions with eminent scholars in future also. He stressed the need to protect Muslim youth from obscenity and obscene material available on the Internet.
Scholars suggest some collective efforts by Muslim countries to counter the negative effects of modernity. Dr. Syed Hussein Nasser, Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, said that today, the world is a more uncertain and dangerous place for youth. He condemned Western elements talking about Islam in a negative tone and said that it amounted to attacking the religion.