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February 15, 2018

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Promotion of interfaith harmony in society sought

SAHIWAL: Divisional Commissioner Ali Bahadur Qazi on Wednesday stressed the need for interfaith harmony and promotion of positive values in the society to make the country progressive and prosper.

Addressing a workshop on interfaith harmony at the Comsats University here, he said, “We should promote tolerance and brotherhood by setting aside sectarian differences”. He also urged the younger generation, especially the students, to play their positive role in promoting interfaith harmony in the country and bring peace, by following the teachings of Quran and Sunnah.He also laid stress on promoting interfaith harmony by acting upon the principle “Do not leave your faith and do not interfere in others’ beliefs”. The teachings of Quran and Sunnah are torch bearer for us and we can eradicate sectarianism in the real sense by following them, he added.

The commissioner said that sectarianism had caused a huge loss to Pakistan, adding that now, the time had come that sectarian harmony was promoted for a positive society. “All schools of thought in Islam believe in One Allah and Holy Prophet (SAWW) so we can make a peaceful society by eradicating extremism,” he added. In his address, eminent religious scholar Dr Kashif Malik, citing various references from the history of Islam, said that sectarianism caused irreparable loss to Pakistan and the enemies of Islam were playing their role to aggravate the situation through their conspiracies.

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