Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Religious and Interfaith harmony important for peace in Pakistan. Pir Yousaf Awan

LARKANA: There is need to promote religious and inter-faith harmony among all sects to achieve peace and stability in the country. He said this by the Central Chairman National Peace Committee for Interfaith Harmony (NPICH) Pir Allama Muhammed Yousuf Awan here on local hotel on Wednesday.

Addressing on the occasion, he said the Islam has given rights to all minorities as equal rights despite all odds and scattered incident by anti-state elements who are poised to create disharmony, the state functionaries always tried to bring the culprits to justice he said.

He emphasized to all the sects and regions people to create interfaith harmony and ensure protection to their rights and religious freedom.

He said few elements were using this institution by their own interest but he announced to lodge FIR against them.

He lauded the role of ulema and religious scholars have been appreciable in promoting harmony, peace, love, brotherhood and co-existence.

An International Peace Committee for Interfaith Harmony comprising ulema from all schools of thought is in place to promote interfaith harmony in nook and corner.

Awan said “there is dire need to uplift the image of Pakistan and show its real face to the world, and Scholars in different religions can play an effective role in creating harmony.” Even the founder of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto always struggled for brotherhood, interfaith harmony, equality and a stable Pakistan and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto also devoted her life for country men and democracy he said.

On the occasion, Vice President Sindh Sardar Khadim Hussain Solangi,

President Sindh Pir Zulfikar Ali, Provinical Media Coordintor Muhammed Nazir Ahmed Siyal, Ali Raza Solangi, Prof. Rasool Bux Solangi and others were among the program.

Later, Central Chairman National Peace Committee for Interfaith Harmony (NPICH) Pir Allama Muhammed Yousuf Awan along with leaders of NPICH including Sardar Khadim Hussain Solangi visited Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto and offered Fateha on the grave of Benazir Bhutto, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and others.

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