No room for violence, extremism in Islam, says Ch Sarwar

LAHORE – Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar said on Saturday that there was no room for violence and extremism in Islam, adding that Ulema should play a positive role in curbing extremism. In his tweet and statement on the incident of killing a foreign national in Sialkot, he said that taking law into hands on the basis of mere accusation was contrary to the teachings of Islam. “The Sialkot incident is a disgrace to the whole nation. Those who are responsible for this heinous incident will be brought to law at any cost. Prime Minister Imran Khan is supervising the investigation, and the accused will not be able to escape the punishment,” the governor stated. Ch Sarwar said that there was no doubt the Sialkot incident was very unfortunate and an insult to Islamic teachings and human dignity. “Those involved in such incidents are bringing Pakistan into disrepute in the world. This tragic incident is being condemned by scholars from all schools of thought, but there is a need for all political and religious parties to unite in order to protect the country from extremism as well as religious extremism.”  The governor said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had clearly stated that those involved in the incident would not be forgiven under any circumstances. “Arrests of suspects have already begun, and those responsible for the death of the Sri Lankan citizen will be punished according to the law. The minorities in Pakistan will be protected according to the vision of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah,” he added. The Punjab governor said that killing of a foreigner on the accusation of blasphemy was very sad and embarrassing for 220 million Pakistanis. “The security agencies including the police will ensure that such incidents do not happen in Pakistan in future,” he added.



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