The Ulema and Scholars Convention was held on Saturday.
Chaired by Maulana Samiul Haq, the convention issued a joint statement emphasizing on the dialogue process and called to avoid use of force on the failure of talks.
The religious scholars agreed that peace in Pakistan could be achieved through negotiations.
The convention has also sought the support of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for the restoration of peace in the country.
An appeal for ceasefire was also made in the statement for TTP and the government.