LAHORE: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday called upon Ulema to play their effective role
in promoting unity among society, besides effectively dispelling the false propaganda against real teachings of Islam.
He said the PML-N government and Ulema would collectively foil all attempts, aimed at creating fissures in the society and with their joint efforts, strengthen peace in the country.
The Prime Minister was addressing a seminar, arranged at Dar-ul-Uloom Jamia Naeemia here. He regretted that throughout the world, the real teachings of Islam were distorted but the Ulema and religious leaders had
the panacea for such challenges by utilizing their pulpits to spread the true picture of religion.
In 2013, when the PML-N was given mandate to run affairs of the government, it was his objective to secure lives of people and bring about lasting peace, he added.
The Prime Minister said the government resolved that all the political forces were taken on board, while personnel of army and police tackled the challenge with bravery and sacrifices whereas people manifested unity to face the menace.
“We have fought the greatest war against terrorism in the world,” he said, adding the hands of terrorists were broken.
Though lone attacks occurred in the country which were facilitated by sympathizers of certain elements, he noted and said the state was looking after them and would bring them to justice.
In these efforts, he said, the role of Ulema was crucial. -APP