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Only state has right to declare jihad, says Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal urged on Friday religious scholars to denounce the trend of issuing fatwas for jihad against any individual or group. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, the minister said no one has right to issue decrees for jihad against other. Only state has right to declare jihad, he added. He said the trend of issuing decrees and declaring jihad against any group or individual would turn the country into a battlefield and added the government would take punitive measures…