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Interior Minister Rehman Malik. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that the government is going to constitute inter-faith council to create harmony in the country.

In an interview with Radio Pakistan, he said the council will be comprised on Ulema of all religious sections and its chairmanship will be rotated among them after every three months.

He further added an Inter-faith conference at national level is also being held on August 30, to discuss as to how sectarian harmony can be promoted in the country.

He appealed to people of the country to get united to foil nefarious designs of enemy who want to create instability in the country through subversive incidents.

Replying to a question about law and order situation in Balochistan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik    offered Baloch nationalist leaders to come to dialogue with the government for addressing the issues of Baloch people.

He also asked self-exiled Baloch nationalist leaders to return to Balochistan for helping Baloch people to resolve their issues while remaining among them.

He said they can make Pakistan especially Balochistan the most prosperous area of the world with unity, peace and stability.

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Comments (9) Closed

Aug 24, 2012 06:46pm
yeah Ahmed is right...Take your wisdom back to West..!
Aug 24, 2012 06:47pm
Good question
Aug 27, 2012 10:29am
sir , let us wait and watch outcome of the deliberations of this council. let there be peace. no more blood shedding in the name of shia sunni feud
Gerry D'Cunha
Aug 24, 2012 09:51am
inter-faith dialogues can only work in the civilized western society - not in Pakistan.
Gerry D'Cunha
Aug 24, 2012 09:11am
Mr Rahman which Ulemas are you talking about - the stone-age? that's not going to work.You need to first refine your ulemas and make tham understand you all are living in the 21st centuary.
Aug 24, 2012 11:50am
Mr. Cunha: Why dont you take your "wisdom" somewhere else??
Aug 24, 2012 04:06pm
LOL....this is exactly what we need....more Mullahs.....?????
Aug 24, 2012 08:31am
"Ulema of all religious sections" ? Wikipedia defines "ulema"' as "refers to the educated class of Muslim legal scholars" .... clearly this definition only applies to a few religious sections!
Aug 24, 2012 08:25am
This inter faith council would only be for the different sects of Muslims, or also involve the leaders of minority religions.