ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf on Saturday said the ministry was persistently trying to forge unity, promote interfaith harmony and non-violence among all segments of life in light of the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
In his welcome address to 42nd International Seerat Conference themed “Guiding Principles for the National leadership in light of the teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)” in Islamabad, the minister said optimum efforts were the need of the hour to inculcate teaching of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).
The minister said the main purpose of arranging such Seerat Conferences was to promote the teachings of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon) to prepare people to meet present day challenges.
Seerat conferences were aimed at providing guidance to the people to find solutions of their problems in the light of the teachings of holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), he added.
Sardar Yousaf said his ministry has persistently been playing vital role to establish recycling plant for soiled Quranic pages, and the cell to prohibit the spread of blasphemous content on internet.
The minister said the ministry was in process of giving the legal cover to the Ruet e-Hilal Committee besides introducing uniformed prayer timings in the country.
On the occasion, prizes were also distributed amongst the best writers of Seerat books and literature.
The event was attended by the cabinet members, parliamentarians, diplomats, religious scholars, students and people from different walks of life.
The State Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Aminul Hasnaat and Grand Mufti of Kyrgyzstan Maksatbek Azhy Toktomushev and others were also present.