President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed the confidence that the unanimous Fatwa issued by ulema representing different schools of thought would help address the challenges of sectarianism, extremism, and terrorism.
He was speaking at the launching ceremony of the Fatwa, called Paigham-e-Pakistan at a ceremony in Islamabad on Tuesday.
He said issuance of the unanimous Fatwa through consultations is a step in the right direction and it would go a long way in projecting soft and positive image of Pakistan in the comity of nations. He said this would also highlight the fact that Islam is a religion of peace, brotherhood, tolerance and accommodation. He said the Fatwa represents true teachings of Islam.Suicide bombing has no place in Islam said the President.
Speaking on the occasion, Leader of House in the Senate Raja Zafar ul Haq emphasized the need for national solidarity to rectify inadequacies of the system.
He said our valiant armed forces, administration and people rendered unrivaled sacrifices in dismantling the scourge of terrorism.
Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said a unanimous narrative by the Ulema against terrorism is evidence that the nation is committed to root out the scourge of terrorism and extremism from the country.
The Minister said war on terror will continue till total elimination of terrorism.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal emphasized the need for promoting unity and solidarity among our ranks to achieve a bright future.He said suicide attacks are not Part of Islamic teachings at all.
Ahsan Iqbal said efforts to combat terrorism will go waste if the international community will not fulfill its obligations.
He said the international community will have to listen the voice of people of Burma, Palestine and Kashmir.