FAISALABAD: Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi urged all segments of society to get united against terrorism and extremism for elimination of this menace from the country.
Addressing a press conference at Bait-e-Qasmi here on Saturday, he said it was the need of the hour that religious and political leadership should sit together and find out a way to end terrorism, extremism and sectarian war from the country.
He said Madaris and Masajid associated with Wafaqul Madaris had always cooperated with the government for elimination of extremism and terrorism and they will continue their cooperation in future also.
He said all religious and political parties had supported the National Action Plan to end terrorism and extremism.
Tahir Ashrafi said the Pakistan Ulema Council condemned bloodshed in Peshawar and Shikarpur and urged the leadership to jointly struggle against terrorism as this menace had endangered all segments of society.
He said a delegation of PUC would visit Peshawar within the next couple of days and will meet with families of the martyred.
He also paid tribute to the Pak Army and forces for fighting successfully against miscreants.
To a question, he said the Indian aggression in Pakistan should be highlighted before the world, adding that Pakistan always supported dialogues with India to resolve all issues, including the Kashmir.
“We want peace not war in the region,” he said adding that “Pakistan is a nuclear power and India should refrain from adventurism.”
To another question, Ashrafi said the PUC supported a ban on illegal use of loudspeakers.