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Workshop on “Reconstruction of an inclusive Islamic society in Pakistan”

As part of Pakistan Day celebrations, a workshop on “Reconstruction of an inclusive Islamic society in Pakistan in the light of “Paigham-e-Pakistan” organized by the Directorate of Student Affairs, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) was held here on Monday. The workshop was organized for faculty, ulema and representatives of civil society.

Dr. Zia ul Haq, Director General Islamic Research Institute (IRI) briefed the audience regarding the objective and background of the initiative “Paigham-e-Pakistan”, a narrative to counter the violence and radicalism in country. He said, teachers have vital role to save students from the menace of religious extremism by imparting true values of Islam. Speaking on this occasion Dr. Ayesha Rafiq, Chairperson, Department of Islamic Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) said, “Paigham-e-Pakistan” is a message, that diversity can coexist with harmony.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali, Vice Chancellor, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) stressed the need to rediscover and promote the teachings of sufia-e-karam, who spread the message of peace and love for humanity. He lauded the efforts of the organizers for important and timely initiative. Barrister Zafar Ulah Khan, Barrister Qasim Wadood, Additional Advocate General, Supreme Court of Pakistan, Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmed, DG, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Khursheed Nadeem from Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) also addressed the audience.