Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President Punjab PPP, underscored the importance of promoting inter-faith and inter- religious school of thoughts harmony on the occasion when a delegation of PPP Ulema Wing led by Maulana Yusuf Awan called on him here today.
He appreciated the efforts of ulemas for creating social resistance against the menace of extremism and terrorism as the proponents of these evils were hell bound to make the society as their hostage. He appreciated their role in containing the scourge as they stood up in large number to halt its proliferation.
He said that there was no place of such toxic ideology in our religion the essence of which was peace, harmony and tolerance. Islam is the religion of humanity because of its universal application, he observed
He stated that those who were shedding the blood of the innocent people in the name of religion were neither Muslim nor human beings and therefore deserved hell as their final abode, so pronounced by Mufti-i- Azam in his latest sermon on the occasion of Haj.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed wattoo said that the PPP hold ulema in high esteem and to look after their welfare Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto created a new Ministry of Religious Affairs for the purpose . He also recalled other landmark contributions of the PPP founding father for the preservation and promotion of Islamic values.
Ulema in the meeting assured the Punjab PPP President that they would continue to play their pro-active role in presenting and projecting Islamic ethos in true perspective as it was their social and religious duty and they would execute it with religious zeal.
Those who wre present in the meeting were Maulan Muhammad Aslam, Maulana Dr. Muhammad Arshad, Mufti Muhammad Naveed, Allama Abdul Hameed, Allama Tanvir Hussain etc.