Nation must be united to tackle terrorism: President Mamnoon Hussain


ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain said that the nation needs to be united to tackle terrorism while addressing the International Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH) Conference in the federal capital on Saturday.

He further said that miscreants carried out an attack in Peshawar on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH). Nine people were martyred and more than 30 injured after terrorists attacked the student hostel inside the Directorate of Agriculture Extension on University Road in Peshawar Friday morning.

The president also shared that “any person who takes the name of Prophet, and takes innocent lives cannot be a Muslim.”

Extremism is a threat to country’s progress, prosperity and security, he remarked. “The nation needs to be united to tackle terrorism. Everyone must work hard to overcome the menace of extremism.”

The people of Pakistan reject terrorism and agents of terror, he said, adding “nation wants menace of terrorism to end completely.”

On the conference, he remarked that it is important to resolve the countless issues across the world.

The event seeks to highlight the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and reward authors of books and research papers written on his life.

The theme of the conference is: “leading principles of national leadership in an Islamic state in the light of the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).”

An official informed APP that around 2,500 people from all walks of life, including Ulema, scholars, students of religious seminaries and universities, and representatives of chambers of commerce and industry are attending the conference.

Twenty scholars from Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Morroco, Indonesia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, China, Bahrain, Egypt, Algeria and Afghanistan would participate in the conference, the official added.