ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday appointed renowned religious scholar Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi as his Special Representative on Religious Harmony.
According to a notification issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi is appointed as special representative to the PM on religious harmony with immediate effect and his appointment shall be in an honorary capacity.
It is pertinent to mention here that Maulana Tahir Ashrafi had served as an advisor to the president of Pakistan for interior and affairs of the Islamic world. He is the chairman of Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) and serves as the president of Wafaqul Masajid Pakistan.
Tahir Ashrafi is also a member of the Supreme Council of the Muslim World League. He was previously critical of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf.
In one program Tahir Ashrafi allegedly appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant. In another incident, Tahir Asharafi was found vomitting in the aftermath of an event held in a foreign embassy in Islamabad.