ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said, “It was imperative for religious scholars to come forward and play their part in countering terrorism.”

While addressing a delegation of religious leaders from different schools of thought at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad, the premier said, “Religious scholars had the responsibility to preach their fellow Muslims that Islam was a religion of peace.”

He also called upon religious scholars to show unity in their ranks.

Earlier in June, over hundred scholars from various schools of thought had declared Zarb-e-Azb as jihad.