I will be in contact with clerics to get advice: PM
Ministry to hold international seerat conference
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri on Tuesday briefed Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan about the recent wave of protests by the religious parties where the latter said that he would contact with the religious scholars to get their view point for further action.
Qadri called on the PM here at his office where Information Minister Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry was also present in the meeting, sources said.
The religious minister briefed Imran on the current security situation in the country. PM Imran, during the meeting, said that he would personally be in regular contact with religious scholars and ulema to get their advice on religious matters.
The premier also expressed his desire to raise soft image of the country in the world. He said that the transfer of information regarding Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his life (seerat) to the coming generations was a state responsibility.
The PM said that in this regard, the religious scholars and ulema’s help would be crucial as he wanted the state like that of the state of Madina.
PM Imran said that the next Rabiul Awal 12 would be celebrated with religious zeal and directions in this regard had been given to all the provincial governments.
The premier was informed that Pakistan would also organise an international seerat conference in Islamabad where Imam-e-Kaba, Jamatul Azhar vice chancellor, religious scholars from Syria, Iraq and Tunis would shed light on life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
The sources also said that the government would conduct research on the life of the Prophet (PBUH) under its supervision.
The campaign to bring interfaith harmony would be enhanced in future, said Imran.