ISLAMABAD: President General Pervez Musharraf urged the religious community of the country to inculcate peace and to play an active role in ridding the society of extremism and terrorism. The President was talking to a 15-member delegation of ‘Ulema, Mashaikh and Gaddi Nashins’ led by Khawaja Attaullah Khan, President Islamic Jamhuri Masaikh Ittehad Pakistan at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. He said that handful misguided elements spread hatred in the society and damaging the true image of Islam. Due to these elements, he said, people all over the world wrongly perceive Islam as a religion of intolerance, violence and extremism.
President Musharraf asked the Ulema to use their influence in removing hatred from the society and to inculcate peace, harmony and tolerance in the society, which is the true spirit of Islam. The delegation, comprising renowned Ulema, Mashaikh and Gaddi Nashins from all over the country, extended full support to the President for his unflinching efforts against terrorism and extremism from society. They appreciated government policies and the progress made during the previous eight years. The ulama asked the electronic media not to give unnecessary coverage to the extremists.-SANA