السلام عليكم ورحمة الله I more or less agree with Fawad Chaudhry's remarks on the irresponsibility of the Punjab Assembly in passing this bill. I should make it crystal clear that I have nothing but contempt for Fawad Chaudhry, but in this instance he is correct. However, the background for why this bill was drafted and hastily legislated by the Punjab Assembly concerns the shocking, blasphemous remarks of a certain zakir from Khushab named Hamid Raza Sultani made several weeks ago. This individual outright cursed our first Khalifah, sayyidina Abi Bakr as-Siddiq رضى الله عنه from the pulpit in a video that has gone viral, and naturally hurt the religious sentiments of us Sunni Muslims. Taking advantage of this toxic atmosphere, the Sipahe Sahaba leader, Mu'awiyah Tariq, who is the son of slain A'zam Tariq and a member of the Punjab Assembly, was the main force behind drafting and introducing this controversial bill. I have several problems with this piece of legislation. Firstly, it is against the spirit of religious freedom. This is why I am likewise quite critical of 298-B and 298-C of the PPC. Secondly, this bill has no basis in the Shari'ah of Islam either. It requires that whenever the name of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم is spoken or written, the title Khatam an-Nabiyyeen has to be mentioned alongside. Such a law has no basis whatsoever in the Shari'ah. The Prophet has numerous titles and descriptive names in addition to Khatam an-Nabiyyeen. There is no such law in our Religion which requires that this specific title be added to the name of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم whenever it is spoken or written. Next, the bill requires that invocation of radi Allahu anhu be added to the name of every one of the Prophet's companions رضى الله عنهم. This has been strongly objected to be the Shi'ah community. According to their doctrine, they do not add this invocation to many if not most of the Prophet's companions, and furthermore use the invocation alaihis-salam for the esteemed members of the Ahl al-Bayt عليهم السلام. I am certainly not a Shi'i, but I believe they have an inalienable right to practice their religion. All in all, this legislation is deeply flawed. It was passed without consulting the learned Fuqaha of our Religion, by members of a provincial assembly who themselves are highly illiterate in religious matters and are not known to act according to principle in politics.