Religious scholars and clerics from different religious organisations and religious schools of thought have underlined that every bid of the enemies of Islam and the State of Pakistan will be foiled to fan extremism, terrorism and sectarian violence in the country.
More than 1,500 leading ulema and religious scholars attended the “Pakistan Stability Conference” held under the aegis of Pakistan Ulema Council, Lahore Chapter, on Sunday.
They announced that the entire nation is committed and united along with law enforcement agencies of the country to purge the country of extremist and terrorist elements. They announced they will hoist national flags at all seminaries and mosques on the eve of Pakistan’s Independence Day to be marked next month.
The conference also urged to reject anti-shariah decrees being issued on account of Quran and Sunnah. The ulema addressing the conference stated that Islamic Shariah and the Constitution of Pakistan have categorically defined the stature of a minority community and no one can alter this reality.
The scholars also paid homage to the martyrs of the country’s security forces and said that the entire nation is united with law enforcement agencies.
A cleric said, “Baseless propaganda is being fanned to bring instability and anarchy in the country. The enemies of Islam publicise anti-sharia decrees to bring chaos in the country.” The conference announced that no organisation or individual will be allowed to conduct politics in the country on account of the sanctity of prophethood and the belief of the finality of prophethood.
A scholar said, “No individual or organisation will be allowed to seize the rights of non-Muslims as defined in the Constitution of Pakistan.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2019.