Ulema call on government to use Basij capabilities 

November 22, 2016 - 10:8

TEHRAN – A number of prominent ulema have called on the government to tap the capabilities of the Basij in tackling the country’s problems.

The issue was raised during Basij chief Mohammad Reza Naqdi’s meetings with grand ayatollahs - namely Nasser Makarem Shirazi, Jafar Sobhani, Hossein Nouri Hamedani, Mohammad Ali Alavi Gorgani, and Mohammad Yazdi - Javan newspaper reported on Monday.

During the meetings, Naqdi briefed the ayatollahs on the social and economic activities of Basij, including the creation of 230,000 jobs.