BAHAWALPUR-The Ulema Council for Peace recently formed by the Cholistan Development Council of Pakistan held its first meeting here to find ways to boost religious harmony and to root out sectarianism from the society.

The meeting was attended by the CDC Bahawalpur Director Farooq Ahmed Khan, Prof Muhammad Saeedi, Syed Akhter Hussain Zaidi, Attaur Rehman, Abdur Razzaq, Shafaqatur Rehman and Mazhar Asadi while Zaheer Kamran and Pandat Marary Lal were representatives of Christian and Hindu communities respectively. The meeting termed the formation of the council a good sign to ensure peace and interfaith harmony. The director said that the objectives of the council was to keep peace alive in the country.

The meeting decided to include the representatives of judiciary, bars, industry, traders, media, education and health departments.