Adhaalath Party claims death threats sent to elections officials in order to frame scholars

The religious conservative Adhaalath Party (AP) has condemned threatening text messages sent to members of the country’s Election Commission (EC), alleging they have been written to try and frame religious scholars in the country.

Local media today reported party officials as claiming that by using the words ‘Allah Akbar’ in the threatening SMS, the author/s of the offending messages had intentionally tried to invoke the language of religious scholars and mislead the public.

AP spokesperson Ali Zahir told Sun Online that the party did not issue death threats or try to incite violence.

The AP also called on the authorities to find out who was sending the threatening text messages and ensure those responsible were punished.