Anti-state forces want to destabilize country: Sarwar


Stresses unity is need of the hour to thwart nefarious designs of enemy

Staff Reporter

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has said that anti-state forces are hell-bent on destabilizing the country, which warrants forging unity among all sects and schools of thought to thwart their nefarious designs and make Pakistan a cradle of peace.

Ch Sarwar stated this speaking during a meeting with 28-member delegation of Ulema belonging to various schools of thought, led by Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Maulana Syed Abdul Khabir Azad, which called on him at Governor House Lahore.

The delegation members assured the governor of implementation of code of conduct under “Paigham-e-Pakistan” to ensure maintenance of peace during the holy month of Muharram.

The delegation comprised of Allama Zubair Ahmad Zaheer, Mufti Ashiq Hussain, Mufti Muhammad Ramzan Sialvi and Maulana Masood, the head of Islamic Democratic Alliance of Pakistan, led by Maulana Syed Abdul Khabir Azad Qasmi, Allama Asif Akbar and Hafiz Kazim Raza Naqvi among others.

Issues including maintenance of law and order during Muharram and promotion of religious harmony were discussed during the meeting.

Addressing the Ulema, Ch Sarwar said that the entire nation salutes the struggle and sacrifices rendered by Pakistan’s Armed Forces and security agencies and the nation stand by them.

“The role of Pakistan’s security agencies in eradicating terrorism and establishing peace is an example for the whole world,” he pointed out.

The governor said that decision of the Ulema to ensure implementation of the “Paigham-e-Pakistan” code of conduct at all levels is welcomed.

He assured the Ulema that the government agencies will also cooperate with them in security and other matters to maintain peace during Muharram.

He urged the scholars from all schools of thought to fulfil their responsibilities and stressed concerted efforts to ensure peace during Muharram.

Sarwar further said that great work carried out for the promotion of religious harmony and eradication of sectarianism is exemplary, adding that the law will take its course to curb hate speech on social media during Muharram and stern action will be taken against the responsible persons.

On the occasion, the chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee said that the flag of national unity and peace will always flatter high.

He said that the conspiracy of the enemies of peace and their nefarious agenda will be thwarted by the scholars and civil society together


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