Lahore  - The speakers at a conference organized by the All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajiran stressed that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the first to make honesty and truthfulness as the basic pillars of every business and his teachings have now been adopted by leading business institutes and corporations all over the world.

They were addressing the seminar of Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH) to mark the celebrations of the Prophet (PBUH) birth anniversary. The seminar was addressed by PTI Punjab president Ijaz Ch, APTA general secretary Naeem Mir, Farid Paracha, Hafiz Saeed Atif, Khurram Nawza Gandapur, and Mutasim Elahi Zaheer. The conference was attended by civil society members, trade organizations and several important figures including Saadia Suhail, Mian Affan, Tanzila Imran Khan, Malik Tahir and Agha Adnan.

The speakers said Holy Prophet (PBUH) stressed that honesty should be the key of all businesses while negative tactics like hoarding and falsehood should be avoided. They said it has to be seen whether we were following all those principles or not. They expressed sorrow that certain quarters were plundering the public wealth and national assets while the masses were taken hostage to the World Bank.  They indicated that majority of the products were adulterated while treachery was the order of the day. They said our generations were growing up under the same negative values while our golden principles were adopted by the West.

The speakers stressed the need for highlighting the lifestyle and teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) at individual and collective levels so that the entire mankind could benefit from them.

 They said we must remove the darkness in our lives with the glowing light of the Seerah of the Prophet (PBUH).

They said the principles given by the Holy Prophet in business are the guiding light for all.

They said the Seerat of Holy Prophet (PBUH) provides guidance for all walks of life, and trade being the important aspect of life should also be moulded according to his teachings. They said the Prophet (PBUH) preferred business over service but said the margin of profit should be in limits. They indicated that Islamic mode of banking was fast spreading all over the western world because of its transparency and honesty.