President Dr. Arif Alvi said on Monday that religious scholars must play a key role in nation building and resolving of social issues.
Radio Pakistan reported President Dr. Arif Alvi addressed a brainstorming session with the religious scholars in Islamabad.
Dr. Arif Alvi said religious scholars have an important role in the fields of education and health as well as protection of environment.
Arif Alvi stressed that there is dire need to promote the message of cleanliness and sanitation through the mosques to save our population from different diseases including communicable ones.
He said greater awareness needs to be created amongst the people as to how they could stay save from coronavirus.
Similarly, the Islamic teachings regarding inheritance rights should projected and promoted in a true manner.
President Arif Alvi said the country is now heading in the right direction.
He pointed out that Pakistan has been hosting millions of Afghan refugees for decades whilst we have also successfully confronted terrorism. He said we have to work collectively to take forward the country.
Addressing the ceremony, Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Noor-ul-Haq Qadri urged clerics to highlight the issues of current era in their sermons. He stressed the need for a strong connection between the government and the clerics. He said the foundation of establishment of Pakistan is Islam.
Speaking on the occasion, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the current government believes in freedom of media, as it is considered an important pillar of the state.
She said the government wants to empower media by engaging it in the process of country’s development and prosperity.
The Special Assistant underlined the need to chalk out a comprehensive strategy to steer the country out of challenges and threats.