Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday urged Islamic scholars to spread the true teachings of Islam and take a firm stand against those who are causing disunity among Muslims, Radio Pakistan reported.
Religious scholars should present a counter-narrative against extremist mindset to realise the dream of peace in the country, said the prime minister while addressing a seminar at Jamia Naeemia in Lahore.
The premiere went on to say that Islam gives the lesson of peace and harmony which should be adopted to see a progressive and prosperous Muslim world.
He said his government launched operations against terrorists who were tarnishing the image of Islam across the country which resulted in severe blow to their terror networks.
PM Nawaz implored religious scholars to come forward and take the war against these terrorists to its logical end. The premier was speaking on the death anniversary of Sarfaraz Naeemi, the cleric of Jamia Naeemia who was killed by terrorists for his moderate Islamic views.
The prime minister said the sacrifice made by Naemmi and other security personnel would not go in vain and his government will trace out the remaining terror networks in the country.