President calls upon Ulema to play role in discouraging extremism


President Dr. Arif Alvi has called upon the religious scholars to play their role in bringing positive social change and discouraging extremism, terrorism, and sectarianism in the country.


Talking to a delegation of Ulema Mashaikh Yakjehti Council of Pakistan in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said they also have a role in promoting the conservation of resources, national solidarity, religious tolerance, inter-faith harmony and peace.


He said that the challenges of terrorism and militancy in Pakistan required a comprehensive action plan coupled with concerted efforts on the part of the Ulema in the areas of counter-extremism and counter-terrorism.


The President stated that it is the responsibility of religious scholars to disseminate the true teachings of Islam among the people, especially the youth to promote virtue, ethics, and morality in society.


He said that Pakistan could progress and achieve its rightful place in the comity of nations through discipline, persistence, moral righteousness, and promoting social justice.


The President said that Ulema should make concerted efforts to remove divisions from society, and should promote unity and solidarity within the country. He said the youth should be educated on tolerance, forgiveness, and peace as these were the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).


Source: Radio Pakistan