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President Mamnoon Hussain has called upon religious scholars to promote teachings of mystic saints to purge the country of militancy and sectarianism.

 He was addressing the international conference on 700th anniversary of Sufi Saint Shah Rukn-e- Alam in Islamabad today.

He said the lives of great Sufi saints such as Shah Rukn-e-Alam are a beacon of light for us and we can free  the society of all evils including oppression and bloodshed.

All the saints preached the message of love, peace, brotherhood and tolerance to ensure peace in the society.

In his remarks, Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf highlighted the services of Sufi saints for spread of Islam. He said the country can be turned into a cradle of peace by practicing the teachings of saints.

Minister of State for Religious Affairs Pir Aminul Hasnat also addressed the conference.


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