ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday urged religious clerics to promote religious harmony in the country.
Maulana Allama Tahir Ashrafi, Mufti Munibur Rehman, Allama Arif Wahidi and other religious scholars attended the meeting, chaired by the premier.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri and other leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) were also present in the meeting.
The premier also took the participants into confidence regarding madrassa reforms being implemented in the country.
“A uniformed system of education is being introduced across Pakistan. Students of religious institutions will also get support from the government,” he said.
PM Imran also informed about his recent visits to Saudi Arabia and Iran amid escalating tensions between the two Muslims countries and explained to them Pakistan’s role as a peace facilitator.
“Unity of the Muslim world is extremely important right now. Ulema must help spread the message of peace and harmony,” said the premier following which the clerics also assured him of their support.
Prime Minister Imran also lauded the scholars for highlighting grave human rights violations by Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) at every platform.
The meeting did not discuss JUI-F chief’s declaration to march on Islamabad on October 31, according to Maulana Ashrafi.