LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the religious scholars to play their role for elimination of root causes of extremism from the society.
He was addressing the National Seerat Conference in Lahore today. The title of the moot is ‘Interfaith Harmony in the Light of Islamic Teachings and Life of Holy Prophet Muhammad [Peace be Upon Him].
Nawaz Sharif said Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance and it is regrettable that certain elements distorted this very image by spreading anarchy and bloodshed.
He pointed out that due to the efforts and sacrifices of the national leadership, religious scholars, armed forces and police the hideouts of the terrorists have almost been eliminated. Now it is the responsibility of the religious scholars to reestablish the link between Islam and peace by taking guidance from the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet.