Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged religious scholars to spread the true teachings of Islam and take a firm stand against those who are causing disunity among Muslims.
“It is the responsibility of religious scholars to help the state eradicate terrorism from the country,” he said while addressing a seminar at Jamia Naeemia.
The premier said, “In Pakistan and in the world, hate is being spread in the name of Islam,” he said.
“It is the responsibility of religious scholars to free the name of Islam from terrorists.”
Nawaz also said the government had brought the political leadership, the Army and police together, and that the Pakistan’s fight against terrorism had brought peace in the country for the most part.
“However, terror incidents continue to happen sporadically. We need religious leaders to come together and help the state eliminate terrorism in this final battle,” Nawaz added.
Speaking about the chaos spread by what he termed incorrect interpretations of Islam, Nawaz Sharif urged the scholars present to disseminate the “real narrative of peace” through religious seminaries and reject the narratives that preach secular hate and the “distorted concept” of jihad.