Okara (Pakistan), Mar. 1 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has attacked terrorists for portraying a distorted picture of Islam, which had no room for terrorism.
However, he pledged to fight the nefarious design of terrorists that was aimed at destabilizing Pakistan.
"No which sector of the society you belong to, whether you are in opposition or in power, whether you are in the parliament or outside, you all have to move forward to defend the country. We have to weed out terrorism from the country," The Nation quoted Gilani, as saying at the closing ceremony of 44th Urs of Hazrat Syed Ismail Shah Bokhari at Hazrat Karmanwala Sharif on Sunday.
He urged Ulema to continue preaching the true values of Islam while advocating love, fraternity, peace and tolerance.
He said it were the saints and not the army generals, who spread Islam in Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries. The first ever Hadith in Hindustan was introduced by Sheikh Abdul Haq Mahaddith Dehlvi, who was a disciple of Hazrat Musa Pak (RA), he added.
He pointed out that while Pakistan is facing a long list pf problems, his government was committed to eradicating these challenges.
"Today we are awfully entangled in the quagmire of price hiking, unemployment and terrorism. The PPP govt is spending all available resources to counter the challenges and to raise the iving standard of the people," he said. (ANI)