PM urges leaders of all faiths to unite for peace

Published Feb 20, 2013 09:07am

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Wednesday urged leaders of all faiths and religions to stand united and strive for peace and security.

Addressing a conference organised here by the Ministry of National Harmony, the prime minister referred to the recent incidents of terrorism and said “let’s come out of this perpetual sense of fear that haunts us all, and where no place is safe anymore”.

He referred to the Hazaras as brothers and patriotic Pakistanis and said the nation was deeply saddened over the plight they underwent in the recent attacks.

“There can be no justification for the murder of the innocent. Who can justify the killing of a child, women or a man who is trying to earn a living?” he said.

Prime Minister Ashraf said no one should take law into their own hands, adding that it was the responsibility of the government to ensure law and order.

He said every citizen was obliged to abide by the law and understand their obligations.

The premier said Pakistan could not live in isolation and had to live with peace and tranquility with its neighbours.

He said no one had the right to impose his or her will on others.

“Let everyone follow whatever he wishes and if there is a conflict, then they should follow the path of dialogue,” Prime Minister Ashraf said.

The prime minister urged religious leaders of all faiths to stand united and preach the message of love and peace across the country.

He said the interfaith conference was a much-needed event to deliberate on an issue that was a challenge for the country.

Minister for National Harmony Paul Jacob Bhatti said the conference was aimed at creating a conducive environment, as the country was passing through a critical juncture.


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A
Feb 20, 2013 11:25am
the same old story by the politicians without any action plan.
Khanm
Feb 20, 2013 11:26am
Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless. how i wish if the statement to urged leaders of all faiths and religions to stand united and strive for peace and security would have from our Ulemas Rather than Raja Pervez Ashraf.
Nas
Feb 20, 2013 11:57am
the only way to save Pakistan is to erase the mullah from the country....we need to do this now before it is to late
Neo
Feb 20, 2013 01:15pm
Come on PM. You can do better than that!!!