Pakistan: A well-known Cleric “MAULANA” in Pakistan has said the coronavirus pandemic has been unleashed on humanity because of lies, deceit and dishonesty of people among other things during a telethon to raise funds for for victims of the respiratory disease.

According to recent news, Maulana Tariq Jameel made the comments during the Ehsaas Telethon fundraising event on Thursday, during which Prime Minister Imran Khan was also present.

The religious leader spoke for nearly an hour and said the goal was not to fight against the coronavirus pandemic but to be humble in front of God. He went on to blame the pandemic on the prevalence of lying, dishonesty and betrayals in society, lack of honor and people accumulating wealth through fraudulent means.

Further he added that ‘Who has torn honor to pieces in my country? Who makes my country’s daughters dance? Who is asking them to wear skimpier clothes? Whom should I hold accountable for this sin?” he said.

“I seek forgiveness from Allah that I could not make my community understand. When a Muslim’s daughter choose the path of indecency and the youth choose vulgarity… The biggest curse of God was on the people of Lut as they crossed all boundaries of indecency and were cursed five times,” he said. 

The Human Right Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has pulled up the cleric for his statement against women.

After this incident, when people started sending him disgraceful words and comments, then moulana condemned the media for showing this news in a wrong way.  

So far, Pakistan has reported 13,328 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), including 281 deaths across the country.