Promotion of Sufism needed to control terrorism

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LAHORE: Promotion of Sufism can help control terrorism, extremism, sectarianism and various other ills in the society. The speakers said this while addressing the ‘Sufi Conference 2017 ‘organised by the World Spiritual Forum (WSF) at Aiwan-e-Karkunan-i-Tahreek-i-Pakistan on Saturday.

Prominent among the participants were Jammat-e-Islami (JI) leader Farid Paracha, Ajmal Niazi who is a journalist, WSF Chairman Allama Waqas Ali Khalid, Mian Jalil Sharqpuri, Majlis-e-Wahdat Muslimeen central secretary, Jamiat Ulema Pakistan (JUP) leader Amjad Hussain Chishti, Kashif Ali who is the son of Wasif Ali Wasif, and Syed Nobahar.

They said that Sufism could guarantee peace and inter-faith harmony and there was a need to create awareness among the people about its importance.

They said that the saints and the Sufis provided full support to Quaid-e-Azam for the creation of Pakistan.

A declaration was also issued at the end of the conference which said that the spread of teachings of the Sufis was a must to mitigate differences and to end unrest and hatred in the society.

The conference also paid tributes to the sacrifices of citizens and members of armed forces in the war against terrorism.

The conference also announced an all-out support for armed forces of the country in rooting out terrorism, extremism and sectarianism from society.

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