Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan will take the lead in engaging with the leaders of the Muslim world to effectively counter the surge of Islamophobia in the western world.
He was addressing the concluding session of National Rehmatul Lil Alameen Conference in connection with Eid Milad un Nabi (SAWW) celebrations in Islamabad today (Friday).
The Prime Minister said the European countries have no understanding of our religious sentivities and it is our responsibility to get them understood. He said he has already written letters to the heads of Muslim countries and he will personally contact them to evolve a common strategy against Islamophobia.
The Prime Minister said we also believe in freedom of expression but hurting the sentiments of others under its garb is not permissible.
Imran Khan said Pakistan was carved out with the vision to build it on the principles of State of Madina. He said we are confronting problems today because unfortunately we deviated from the ideology of founding fathers.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said a law will be passed making it compulsory for the students of class seven, eight and nine to study the life and teachings of Hazrat Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wa Sallam Khatim un Nabiyeen.
The Prime Minister said the Holy Prophet made unparalleled accomplishments which no other person can achieve. He said study of Seerat un Nabi (SAWW) will help the students better understand the personality of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) and teachings of Islam.
Earlier, addressing the conference, Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri said we can address the issues faced by society including climate change by taking guidance from the teachings of Hazrat Muhammad Sallaallaho Alaihe Wa Sallam Khatim-un Nabiyeen.
The Minister said an effort was made in the country to stoke sectarian strife and this has been foiled. He said the conspiracies against the country will be foiled in future as well with the cooperation of religious scholars.
Pir Noorul Haq Qadri said the statement of French President backing the publication of blasphemous caricatures has hurt the sentiments of Muslims across the world. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have forcefully represented the sentiments of Muslim Ummah on the matter.