‘Paigham-e-Pakistan all about message of peace’


LAHORE: Paigham-e-Pakistan shows unity and is all about the message of peace, which needs to be promoted.

Dr Samia Raheel Qazi said this while addressing a session at the Social Media Festival 2018, a two-day conference, organised by the Centre for Sustainability, Research and Practice at University of Lahore (UoL) on Monday.

“There is a need to highlight the real, positive image of Pakistan,” she added.

Speaking on the occasion, other speakers said that Paigham-e-Pakistan was a narrative to counter violence, extremism and terrorism.

Speakers also discussed that it was the age of information technology and there was a need to protect the nation’s ideological sovereignty by understanding dynamics of cyber terrorism and identifying ways and means to counter them.

Social Media Festival, in the light of Paigham-e-Pakistan also aimed at shedding light on perception management, they said and added, “There is a need for the youth and professionals to start using social media efficiently and effectively, and realising its potential.”

Paigham-e-Pakistan is a unanimous fatwa and joint deceleration against terrorism and it is a basic narrative which reflects unity and religious responsibility of the eminent scholars of all schools of thought in the country. As many as 31 ulema passed this fatwa and joint deceleration in May 2017.