PM seeks ulema’s support for religious harmony

Published August 29, 2020
Allama Raja Nasir Abbas calls on Prime Minister Imran Khan. — APP
Allama Raja Nasir Abbas calls on Prime Minister Imran Khan. — APP

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Majlis-i-Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) led by the party chief Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari met Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, and discussed the changing situation in the region as well as threats faced by the country.

The prime minister sought the religious leaders support in maintaining law and order during Muharram.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Zulfiqar Bukhari and Saifullah Niazi of PTI and central leaders of MWM Syed Nasir Shirazi and Syed Asad Naqvi were also present on the occasion.

The prime minister appreciated the efforts of Allama Raja Nasir Abbas and MWM for its support in maintaining unity and supported the MWM chief’s recommendations for developing coherence and solidarity among the citizens.

Earlier on Thursday Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Chairman Hafiz Mohammad Tahir Ashrafi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and lauded the strong stance taken by Pakistan over the Palestine issue.

Hafiz Ashrafi conveyed the sentiments of religious segments of the country to the prime minister the clear and firm position taken by him has been welcomed in the whole Islamic world, and the political situations faced by the Muslim world also discussed.

The prime minster reiterated the official stance of Pakistan regarding the rights of Palestinian people and the right to self determination for the people of Kashmir.

The prime minister supported the efforts of PUC to develop coherence and unity among all sects of Islam and members of all the religious communities in the country.

The prime minister said that enemies of the nation were trying to sow discord in the country through religious extremism and lauded the role of clerics like Hafiz Ashrafi in brining various communities together.

Published in Dawn, August 29th, 2020

Opinion

Editorial

More than economics
Updated 05 Oct, 2022

More than economics

Ishaq Dar’s appointment is but a sign of the paradigm shift in economic policymaking.
Dens of corruption
05 Oct, 2022

Dens of corruption

MOST prisons in Pakistan are a microcosm of the inequitable and exploitative world outside their walls. A probe by...
Football tragedy
05 Oct, 2022

Football tragedy

SPORTS arouses the rawest of human emotions. Football is no exception — in fact, the passions on display at...
Cipher inquiry
Updated 04 Oct, 2022

Cipher inquiry

Inquiry will likely end nowhere, or, worse, be used as a tool of victimisation.
Further delay?
04 Oct, 2022

Further delay?

KARACHI Administrator Murtaza Wahab’s announcement that the second phase of Sindh’s LG polls — primarily...
Losing to England
04 Oct, 2022

Losing to England

AFTER tantalisingly close finishes in the fourth and fifth matches against an England side visiting the country for...