Urges ulema to play due role in ‘ideological war’ against extremism, terrorism; says time has come to take tough decisions like setting up military courts to eliminate terrorists
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and National Assembly member Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, has said that the nation has no option except to win the war against terrorism, adding that the entire nation fully supports all decisions taken by the leadership while the country is in a state of war.
“Our political leadership has united to eliminate the cancer of terrorism forever.”
Hamza urged religious scholars to play a role in the ideological war against terrorism and extremism, adding that after the bloodshed by anti-state elements, anyone having reservations about them “will be answerable in this world and the hereafter”.
He said that our political and military leadership is united on one page for eliminating such elements. “The time has come to take tough decisions including setting up of military courts for purging the motherland from terrorists and enemies of humanity,” said Hamza, adding that the respect of the green passport should be restored.
He said that winning the war against the enemies of peace and the state is the only way to restore the image of the country abroad and all resources should be utilised for this purpose.
He said that all political parties and stakeholders despite reservations are united on the National Action Plan against terrorism. He congratulated the national leadership on displaying unity in the All Parties’ Conference (APC) to discuss the measures to be adopted in the war against terrorism.
Hamza expressed these views while addressing the annual Seerat Conference held under the aegis of Provincial Auqaf and Religious Affairs Department at Quran Academy Complex on Saturday. Auqaf Provincial Minister Atta Muhammad Manika, Justice (r) Khalilur Rehman Khan, Mufti Muneeb Ahmed, Qari Hanif Jalandari, Yasin Zafar and Muhammad Afzal Haidri also addressed the conference.
Cash prizes and shields were given to the writers of four best books on Seeratun Nabi and naat in 2014 including Dr Muhammad Rafiq, Irshadul Asad, Riaz Hussain Chaudhry and Dr Muhammad Younis Akhter.
Speaking on the occasion, Hamza said that we can rid of all problems by following the teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH). He said that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) gave a message of tolerance and forgiveness by forgiving the murderer of his uncle Hazrat Hamza (RA) but some elements in the country have started terrorism, extremism and killing of innocent human in the garb of religion.