LAHORE: Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister for Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Thursday said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s letter to world leaders following the publication of sketches of blasphemy in France was a representation of the sentiments of all Pakistanis.
He addresses the Ulama-Mushaikh conference, which is organized under the auspices of the Auqaf and the Ministry of Religious Affairs on the fourth day of the week “Shan-e-Rehmatul-Lil-Alameen” here.
He said the United Nations should decide on a code of conduct on insulting the Holy Prophet (PBUH) by the French government, and punishments should be brought for those who insult the holy prophet in the name of freedom of expression in the world.
The special helper said that the life of the Prophet (PBUH) was a shining example for all of us to follow. He is a kindest person, imbued with compassion for both Muslims and non-Muslims. His love, compassion and concern for orphans and widows, the kindness he showed to the poor, the needy and the oppressed knows no bounds. The world has seen many scholars, philosophers and preachers but none as great as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He is a role model for everyone in this world. He is the source of light and guidance that can guide us completely. The Life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) guides us in our individual and collective lives, he said.
Dr Firdous said the endeavors of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar had paid off and today we all gather to pay tribute to Prophet Muhammad (SAW). He said the aim of the conference was to promote interfaith harmony and send a message to the world that Pakistan is a peaceful country where the rights of religious minorities are protected.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan followed the golden principles laid down by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and sought to bring the affairs of the country forward in the light of the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW). He said the topics ‘Shan-e-Aqdas’ and ‘Seerat-e-Taiba’ had been included in the curriculum of the Punjab Textbook Council. The Punjab government has awarded scholarships worth Rs250 million to encourage its students to conduct research on topics related to Seerat-e-Taiba in order to present the true picture of Islam and ‘Seerat-e-Nabi’ to the West.
The Minister of Law, Parliament and Social Welfare of Raja Basharat Province, Minister of the Province of Auqaf and Religious Affairs Pir Syed Saeedul Hassan, prominent scholars from all sects and scholars of other religions were also present.