Our Correspondent Sargodha
Special Representative to Prime Minister for Interfaith Harmony and middle East Affairs Hafiz Tahir Mahmood Ashraf said on Sunday that a code of ethics would be implemented strictly to maintain peace during the holy month of Muharram.
Chairing a meeting here at circuit house, he said the government had formulated a 14-point code of ethics, named as ‘Paigham-e-Pakistan Zabita-e-Akhlaq’ for interfaith harmony and peace during the holy month.
He appealed to the ulema and religious leaders to play their role in maintaining peace and harmony during Muharram.
In this connection, Muttahida Ulema board would also hold meetings with religious leaders for complete implementation of the code of ethics, he added.
Divisional Commissioner Dr Farah Masood, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Ashfaq Khan, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sargodha Naila Baqir, District Police Officer (DPO) Zulfiqar Ahmed and members of peace committees attended the meeting.
While, religious leaders Mufti Abdul Wahab, Maulana Muhammad Khan Leghari and Hafiz Abdul Waheed Rupri and others were also present.
Members peace committees of district Khushab, Mianwali and Bhakkar also joined the meeting through video link.
The forum issued a 14 point joint declaration to ensure peace and harmony during the upcoming holy month.
The joint declaration prepared in line with Paigham-e-Pakistan narrative states that sectarian hatred, armed sectarian conflict and the use of force to impose one’s views and ideology on others is against the rules of Islamic Shariah and spreading anarchy and chaos in the state is a national crime.
Ulema, Mashaikhs and Muftis of all religious sects of Pakistan unanimously reject extremist thinking and extremism completely.
It is a responsibility to keep and ensure the sanctity of the Holy Prophets, the Companions of the Holy Prophet, and the spouses of the holy prophet and the Ahl al-Bayt (as) and all religious schools of thought refrain from those who utter sacrilegious comments and fan sectarian differences.
Swearing against each other (Galum Galuch), slander, provocation, hatred and killing one another on the accounts of hatred or dissension or imposing one’s ideology and views on others through coercion or persecution each other’s lives is against the Islamic Shariah.