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Religious scholars to play their role to promote peace :PM Nawaz

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LAHORE:(APS)March 11, 2017-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged religious scholars to present a counter narrative against extremist mindset to realize the dream of peace in the country.

Addressing a seminar at Jamia Naeemia in Lahore today, he said this narrative should be taught to youth at educational institutions.

He said religious scholars should promote true teachings of Islam and stand up against those who are sowing seeds of discord and disunity.

The Prime Minister said his government initiated strong and indiscriminate action against terrorists across the country after coming in power and now backbone of terrorists has been broken.

He said though isolated incidents of terror are still occurring but the government is committed to trace out remnants of terrorists and their facilitators.

He asked religious scholars to come forward to take this war to its logical conclusion.

Nawaz Sharif said Islam teaches unity, harmony and brotherhood and there is a dire need for adopting these principles for prosperous Islamic world.

He said the sacrifices of Dr. Sarfraz Naeemi, the nation and personnel of security forces will not go in vain in war on terror.

Nawaz Sharif said that extremism is the base of terrorism and terrorists have tainted the sacred concept of Jihad through their heinous acts.

The seminar was held in connection with eighth Urs and death anniversary of renowned scholar, Maulana Dr. Sarfaraz Hussain Naeemi Shaheed.

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