SHOAIB KHAN

ISLAMABAD - Recommendations of the peace conference are valuable and draft will be taken to National Assembly for legislation, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said while addressing a peace conference.

Bardasht organised National Civil Society Conference on Peace here at local hotel on Wednesday.

“Tolerance is the need of the hour for Pakistan. Interfaith harmony will help develop Pakistan and all this is possible through tolerance.

Our society is being divided on the basis of sectarianism. Being a nuclear state, world should have to see Pakistan as a respected and dignified nation,” Interior Minister Rehman Malik expressed these views while addressing the inaugural session of the 6th and final Peace conference. The other five conferences were organised in the past three months in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Islamabad.

Malik lauded the efforts for unity and peace. He said that Benazir Bhutto was the first Pakistani woman who had worked for the empowerment of women in Pakistan.

She also introduced the induction of women into police and had also opened the first women bank in Pakistan.

The conference had four sessions. Chief guest of the first session was Interior Minister Rehman Malik. Second session’s chief guest was Brig Ateeq Ur Rehman whereas chief guest of the concluding session was Jhangir Badr, Secretary General of Pakistan Peoples Party.

Chairperson Bardasht, Nilofer Bakhtiyar shed light on how the organisation had been working since its start and gave the introduction about the organisation.

Jahangir Badr while addressing on the occasion said, “Law and order situation is very much important for our country”. He said that women should be respected.