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President seeks Ulema’s role in reforming society

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged the Ulema to play their role, through Friday’s sermons, in reforming the society by promoting moral values, interfaith harmony, tolerance, and creating awareness about important social issues, especially women’s right to inheritance.

Talking to a delegation of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (CRHC) led by its Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad which called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Monday, the president said that Islam was the first religion that had granted women their right to inheritance and Ulema needed to create awareness among the people, in this regard, through the pulpit and the mosque.

The president advised the Ulema to sensitize the people about the adverse impacts of the growing population in their sermons.

President Arif Alvi said that Pakistan was changing fast and Ulema could play an important role in supporting the government’s efforts to bring social change and overcome challenges, like rapid population growth and climate change.

The president appreciated the Ulema’s role in promoting religious harmony in the country as well as guiding and educating the people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting was attended by Allama Dr. Muhammad Hussain Akbar, Maulana Hafiz Dr. Abdul Ghafoor, Mufti Zameer Ahmad Sajid, Mufti Muhammad Yusuf Kashmiri, Mufti Fazal Jameel Rizvi, Allama Syed Ali Karar Naqvi, Mufti Faisal Ahmed, Mufti Qari Mehrullah, Pir Syed Habibullah Chishti, ex-officio members of CRHC, members of Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, and senior government officials.

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