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Peace imperative for rapid development, say religious scholars

FAISALABAD: Religious scholars of various schools of thoughts have stressed the need of promotion peace, unity, harmony, and brotherhood for national progress and prosperity.

Speaking at an Ulema Conference at Khatam-e-Nawubat Islamic Research Center on Wednesday, they said that we should play our effective role for promotion of peace in the country to foil nefarious designs of the miscreants. They also condemned the suicide attacks and terrorism activities in the name of Islam and demanded implementation on ban on spread of hatred and sectarian basis material.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Zahid Mehmood Qasmi said that some forces want to create rifts on religion and lingual basis. For this purpose, these elements are dividing the nation into sects and sub-sects to weaken the country.

Maulana Shah Nawaz said that a safe and secure atmosphere is a basic right which should be provided to every citizen of the state. He said that Pakistan is a great blessing of Allah Almighty.

Maulana Abdur Rasheed said that Islam is a religion of peace and tranquility. It is the need of the hour to promote its valuable teachings in the world, he said. Whereas, Advocate Muhammad Tayyab said that peace is prerequisite of national progress. Pakistan has experienced the toughest situation due to suicide attacks and bomb blasts during last few years. However, we should do work collectively for eradication of sectarianism from our society once for all and in this connection Ulema Conference is an appreciable step, he said.

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