Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz senior leader Hamza Shahbaz Sharif has said that war against terrorism and extremism could not be won without the support of Ulema.
While talking to a delegation of clerics which called on him at Model Town Monday, Hamza said that the government and army have complete support of Ulema of all schools of thought for the elimination of terrorism and maintenance of law and order in the country. He said that government will continue the war against terrorism till the country becomes a haven of peace.
Provincial Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah, Maulana Raghib Husain Naeemi, Maulana Ilyas Chinioti, Saood Majeed, Pir Sial and other clerics were also present on the ocassion.
Hamza said that Ulema have always played a prominent role in the maintenance of law and order in the country and they will continue to do so during the operation against terrorists as well. He stressed upon Ulema to extend full support and cooperation to Pak army and the government in the war against terrorists and maintenance of peace in the country. He said that terrorists playing with the lives of innocent people deserve no leniency and the time has come to deal with them sternly.
The clerics while expressing their views said that terrorists have no religion. They said that no religion including Islam allows killing of innocent human beings. They said that Ulema of all schools of thought highly value the sacrifices of Pak army against terrorists. They assured their full support to the operation against terrorist and extremists and to continue to play an active role for ridding the country of the scourge of terrorism.