islamabad - President Mamnoon Hussain has underlined that the government is making efforts to maintain environment of fraternity and peace amongst followers of all sects in the country, emphasising that in this regard the role of Ulema and religious scholars is very crucial.

The President expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat which headed by Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr yesterday.

The President stressed that virtues of tolerance and mutual respect between different schools of thought will ensure peace and prosperity in the country, adding for this all schools of thought should collectively strive for promotion of religious harmony .

President Mamnoon Hussain appreciated the participation and contribution of Bohra community in boosting trade activities in the country. He commended the services of Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat in the fields of education, health and undertaking social welfare work for the betterment of people of the country.  

The President, while talking to Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, said that due to sound policies of the present government, the country has economically progressed which has also been acknowledged by International Financial Institutions (IFIs). The President stated that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project which upon completion will usher in unprecedented prosperity not only in Pakistan but the whole region. The President further said that with the completion of energy projects the country will get rid of electricity loadshedding by 2018.

Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin noted with appreciation that Pakistan has progressed and said that he holds Pakistan and its people very close to his heart.

President Mamnoon Hussain also hosted luncheon in honour of Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin and his delegation which was attended by Leader of House in Senate Raja Zafar ul Haq, Minister for Planning & Development Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and notables of Bohra community.