PUC to host interfaith harmony conference for peace, unity today

By Our Correspondent
December 03, 2023

ISLAMABAD: To promote peace and unity, the International Interfaith Harmony Council, led by President Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, will host the Interfaith Harmony Conference on Sunday.

The event, scheduled to take place here at a local hotel, aims to bring together a diverse array of religious scholars and leaders from various faiths, all united under the common goal of promoting harmony and thwarting divisive agendas.

Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi addressing a press conference in Lahore, on July 15, 2021. — YouTube/HumNewsLive

Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman and Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Religious Harmony, Ashrafi, will lead discussions on the significance of unity in the face of rising challenges.

The conference comes at a crucial time when the world grapples with religious tensions and divisive forces, making the need for harmony even more pressing.

The conference will serve as a platform for religious leaders to share insights, engage in constructive dialogue, and jointly address issues that transcend religious boundaries. Participants will deliberate on ways to counteract the nefarious designs of those seeking to sow discord among communities.

Noteworthy attendees include eminent religious scholars and leaders representing diverse faiths.

The convergence of minds from various religious backgrounds is likely to create a message of solidarity, demonstrating that diversity can be a source of strength rather than division.

Recognizing the integral role of interfaith collaboration in fostering societal progress, participants will articulate their commitment to working together for the betterment of the nation.

In addition to keynote addresses and panel discussions, the conference will feature cultural events that celebrate the rich tapestry of Pakistan’s religious diversity.