Governor Punjab meets religious scholars delegation led by Maulana Tahir Ashrafi
Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar Saturday met with a delegation of 24 religious scholars led by Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Moulana Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, Khateeb of Badshahi Mosque Moulana Abdul Khabir Azad.
Matters regarding inter-faith harmony came under discussion during this meeting. Governor Sarwar assured the religious scholars of the government's support in taking action against those who disrupt religious harmony in the country.
Governor Sarwar paid tribute to Armed Forces for rooting out terrorism and maintaining law and order in Pakistan. Governor Punjab said in addition to Armed Forces the religious scholars are playing a vital role in rooting out terrorism from Pakistan.
Governor Sarwar said the religious scholars from all schools of thought are playing an exemplary role in promoting interfaith harmony in Pakistan. He said that all of us have to fight those elements that ignite flames of sectarianism in Pakistan.
The Governor Punjab said under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan PTI government has taken aboard religious scholars from all schools of thought.
“We witnessed religious harmony on the occasion of Ashura. Brotherhood and tolerance shall prevail in Pakistan. We are taking action against the miscreant elements according to the constitution without any discrimination. We will not let anyone disrupt law and order in the country.”
Tahir Ashrafi said that they were promoting religious harmony in the Holy month of Muharram and they were working with scholars from all schools of thought in this regard.
He said that regardless of any sect, they will stand against those who commit the sin of blasphemy.
Khateeb of Badshahi Mosque, Abdul Khabir Azad and other religious scholars assured Governor Punjab that the government has their full support in promoting interfaith harmony in the country.
Furthermore, they called for strict action against those who ignite flames of sectarianism and religious intolerance so that such condemnable actions can be curtailed.