Need to eradicate terrorism from grassroots level: Ahsan Iqbal


NAROWAL: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said terrorism is a collective issue problem and if we want to take Pakistan forward we need to eradicate terrorism from the grassroots level.

Speaking to a private Tv channel before a conference, Iqbal said, “Today we are laying the foundation of International Islamic Institute of Peace. Our aim is to promote dialogue, religion and culture between countries at an international level.”

“There are two main objectives of the conference,” Iqbal said. “A year ago a radicalised youngster attacked me. We want to send a message of peace through this conference with the help of political leaders and religious scholars.”

“Terrorism is a collective issue and if we want to take Pakistan forward we need to completely eliminate it from the grassroots level,” the PML-N leader asserted.

Iqbal further said, “The second objective of the conference is that I want to give back after getting a second chance at life after the attack.”

“This will be an international level institute which will have three departments. The first department will focus on religious harmony, the second on culture to promote dialogue and the third on documenting the loss Pakistan has faced as a result of the war against terrorism,” Iqbal added.