ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Ulema & Mashiakh Wing President, Pir Sultan Fiazul Hassan, said that they have for the first time established research wing in the party to transform the Ulema wing of the party into vibrant organ in the party not only to serve the cause of Islam but also to channelise the religious elements in support of the party in future elections.

Talking to TheNation Pir Sultan Fiazul Hassan said that he was revitalising the Ulema and Mashiakh Wing of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), so that it would play a robust and vibrant role in the party.

To a question he said that in his view only Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) could steer the country out of the prevailing crises and would put it on the track of progress and prosperity. It was the sincerity and commitment of Mian Nawaz Sharif which has compelled him to join his party, Pir Fiazul Hassan said when he was asked that why he has joined PML-N.

To a question he said that party Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif has given him free hand and so far he along with his team were in the process of completing the bodies of Ulema-Mashaikh Wing down to district level and are bringing in active and vibrant people in its fold who would definitely play pivotal role in the party’s affairs in the days to come.

To a question he said that they have also established a research wing in the Ulema-Mashiakh Wing of the party and would not only come up with solutions to the complex religious issues facing the people but would also work on the ways and means to bring different religious sects on one platform and to promote religious harmony.

To a question he said that since he took over as head o PML-N Ulema-Mashiakh Wing he had organized a series of functions, seminars and party conventions across the country with the aim to mobilize the people in support of their party and to make them realize that only PML-N could steer the country out of the prevailing crises and put it on the road of progress and prosperity envisioned by the father of the nation Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

To a question he said that he did not have any problem working with various religious sects and said that he equally enjoyed respect among Bralvey and Daoban sects as he avoid indulging himself in disputed issues.

To a question about the failure of religious elements in the political arena Pir Sultan Fiazul Hassan said that the only reason he saw was that they (religious leaders) did not make themselves compatible with the demands of the political system so the people did not vote for them.

He said that without making themselves compatible with the fast-changing world the religious scholars and leaders could not succeed in the political arena which according to him is vital to pressurize the political governments to do Islamization of the society.

To another question he said that he had joined Mian Nawaz Sharif as according to him PML-N is the only political party which could bring about change in the lives of the poor people and could take concrete steps for the Islamization of the society.

To a question about the motives behind establishing of a research wing in Ulema-Mashiakh Wing Pir Sultan Fiazul Hassan said that he wanted to make the Ulema-Mashiakh wing the more progressive part of the party which would play a pivotal role in the policy formulation in the party and would also contribute toward the victory of the party in upcoming elections.

He further said that the other purposes are academic and they would focus on coming up with the solutions and answers to the complex problems and issues confronting the people in the ever-changing world and to show to the world that Islam is a universal religion and it has answers to all the problems facing the mankind.

“We also wanted to transform our religious seminaries into centre of excellence where the students would be equipped with the modern education side by side with the religious education so that they could face the challenges of the modern world,” he added.