LAHORE: Pakistan Ulema Council central chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has said all section of society besides the government will have to play their role for complete elimination of terrorism and extremism from the country.
Addressing a meeting of Imams of mosques associated with Wafaqul Masajid Pakistan (WMP) here on Friday, he said mosques and madaras were playing thier role against extremism and terrorism.
He said ” Payam e Aman Convention” to be held on February 8 would decide a comprehensive and effective unanimous strategy against terrorism and extremism.
Ashrafi said the WMP had been established for an effective connection among Imams and religious speakers so that a true guidance could be provided to a common man under the modern era demands.
He said 74,500 mosques had been registered with the WMP so far and there was not a single mosque among these which had created any problem for the government.
He said a ban on illegal use of loud-speakers was a demand of Ulema and religious parties still wanted implementation of law in letter and spirit.
Ashrafi said a ban on hatred material, insulting literature, speeches and writings based on extremism and sectarianism would be helpful in eradication of sectarian torture.
He said the PUC and its allied organisations were already cooperating with the government and the institutions which would continue.
He said no one should practice politics on the name of Madrasah or mosque as the issues were being resolved through dialogue.