Pakistan has religious freedom, says Aziz
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is making progress in all fields as an enlightened modern Islamic state where everyone is free to exercise one’s religious beliefs, said Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Tuesday.
Talking to a 56-member delegation of religious scholars led by Senator Muhammad Abbas Komeli, the prime minister urged them to guide people and caution them against those trying to create dissention and stop development in Pakistan through propaganda.
“Islam is a religion of peace and harmony and strongly condemns violence and terrorism. It is our responsibility to highlight the glorious traditions of Islam and be a model for the world to see that Muslims are peace-loving, enlightened and tolerant,” the prime minister said.
He said the Muslim world needed to unite and spread the real message of Islam.
Prime Minister Aziz said the nation had to rise above differences and work for the country’s welfare.
“People will be prosperous when the country progresses and we can achieve that by following in the footsteps of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah,” the prime minister said. The scholars assured their support to the prime minister and vowed to unite and work for the improvement of Pakistan’s image and the projection of true Islamic values. app