KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday called for a role of clerics and religious institutions in bringing about reforms in society, saying that mosques could help fix social illnesses.

He also stressed the importance of the mosque as an institution for social uplift of society and said that mosques were not only for Islamic rituals but also institutions for extending social services to the public.

President Dr Alvi was talking to a delegation of Dawat-i-Islami at the Sindh Governor House.

The delegation sought the collaboration of the government in their activities related to the Green Pakistan vision.

Dr Alvi also urged the members of the delegation to sensitise the masses about the prevention of diseases through their social work.

The delegation apprised the president that they were also actively working for the treatment of patients with thalassaemia as well as rehabilitation of special persons.

President Alvi asked the members of the delegation to take full advantage of government programmes such as Kamyaab Jawan, Akhuwat and Skill Development to enhance the scope of their cause.

The president appreciated the educational, social, and plantation activities being carried out by Dawat-i-Islami throughout the country.

Published in Dawn, June 20th, 2021

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