LAHORE - Speakers at a conference have stressed the need of promoting restraint and tolerance among youth for maintaining harmony among people of different religions and sects.

Speaking at a conference arranged by City District Government Lahore (CGGL) at Jinnah hall on Saturday, the speakers condemned recent terrorist attacks on two churches in Youhanabad and lynching of two Muslims by violent protesters soon after the incident.

Lahore Division Commissioner Abdullah Khan Sunbal chaired the conference attended by Parliamentary Secretary Health Kh Imran Nazir, Lahore CCPO Muhammad Amin Wains, DCO Muhammad Usman, Tariq Masih Gil, Shahzad Munshi, Badshahi Masjid Khateeb Maulana Abdul Khubeer Azad, Pir Syed Muhammad Usman Noori, Allama Muhammad Younas Hassan, Maulana Majeeb-ur-Rehman Inqilabi, Hafiz Asad Ubaid, Toqeer Hussain Baba, Javed Akbar Saqi, Shakeelur Rehman, Muhammad Bashir Salfi, Emanuel Yousaf Maani, Francis Gulzar, Pastor Shahid Miraj, Francis Nadeem, Sardar Bishon Singh.

Muslim, Christian and Sikh leaders stressed the need of developing tolerance among youths. They said that a delegation consisting of prominent Muslim Ulema and Christians would visit the house of the youths burnt alive to console with their families.

The CCPO urged Christian leaders to identify and handover protesting people involved in lynching of two youths after Youhanabad blasts.

The commissioner said that interfaith harmony meetings would be held on divisional and district levels on regular basis. He also urged Muslim and Christian leaders to give the message of peace and tolerance in their sermons.