The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday said that Pakistan should have friendly relations with all neighbouring countries.
He said that Pakistan had an important geostrategic location and there was a need to revisit the foreign policy.
He was talking to the media at Aza Khail, Nowshera. He was in the city to review arrangements for a congregation of JUI-F to be held on April 7-9 in connection with the party’s centennial celebrations.
Fazl said ulema from all schools of thought had already declared any kind of armed revolt in the country un-Islamic.
Islam had nothing to do with terrorism and violence, he added.
He asked the media to highlight the issues of Muslim Ummah and give coverage to the JUI-F congregation as it would project a peaceful image of Islam and religio-political parties.
He said the JUI-F would continue its efforts for the unity of Muslims. His mission was to resolve all differences politically, he added.
He said religious seminaries were symbols of peace and centres of knowledge, but some elements were carrying out negative propaganda against them.
Advisor to the Prime Minister Engineer Ameer Muqam, who was also present there, said he, on behalf of the federal government, gave the assurance that due protocol and security would be provided to the guests coming from abroad to attend JUI-F’s centennial celebrations.