Pakistan

RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) – A group of Khokhar clan, who opposes the notorious land grabber Taji Khokhar of Rawalpindi, have announced to build a mosque after the name of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif in Ghori Town area of the city.


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The group has allocated two kanals of land to ‘Jamia Masjid Gen Raheel Sharif, Madrassa Jamia Darul Amn’ and have announced to construct the mosque at their own expenses.

According to media reports the locals headed by Safdar Khokhar, who also heads Tehreek-e-Nijat Qabza Mafia in the area, want to thank the army chief for his tremendous efforts to restore law and order situation in Pakistan.

Safdar Khokhar was quoted saying as “We have decided to name the mosque after the army chief because he is a national hero and working against corruption, land mafias and rogue elements across the country.”

He further requested the army chief to conduct a Karachi-like operation in Rawalpindi and other large cities of the country.

It is also pertinent to be mentioned here ‘Jamia Masjid Gen Raheel Sharif, Madrassa Jamia Darul Amn’ is said to be the first ever mosque named after a serving General of Pakistan army. However records confirm that a mosque was named as “Zia Masjid” after former military ruler General Zia-ul-Haq offered prayers in a mosque near Islamabad Highway in early 1980s.