Pakistan

Govt taking steps to promote interfaith harmony in country: Aneeq Ahmed

Caretaker Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Aneeq Ahmed has said the government is taking concrete steps to promote interfaith harmony in the country.

Speaking at a seminar regarding interfaith harmony at a private university in Islamabad on Friday, he said Islam is a religion of peace and Islamic teachings emphasize on respect of the believers of all the religions.

The Minister said Islam gives complete liberty to people to exercise their beliefs. He said minorities also enjoy complete freedom and safety in Pakistan.

Aneeq Ahmad said future of Pakistan is bright and there is no reason to spread disappointment in the society. He stressed on the need to create awareness among youth about interfaith harmony by organizing seminars in the educational institutions.

Speaking in the seminar, Chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology Qibla Ayaz lauded the efforts of Ministry of Religious Affairs to promote interfaith harmony in the society particularly in young generation. He said social fabric should be based on interfaith respect and harmony.

Scholars belonging to different religions also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the efforts of Pakistan government to organize such seminars in the educational institutions.

They also lauded the performance of Evacuee Trust Property Board for launching projects for welfare of the non-Muslims.

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