It is noteworthy that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has reminded ulema of their responsibility of improving the destiny of the nation and guide the society at large which they should sincerely and faithfully discharge in all fairness.

The chief minister said this while addressing a convention of religious scholars belonging to all schools of thoughts at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal in Lahore the other day.

According to the reports in the newspapers, the CM emphatically stated that religious scholars could play a great role in changing and shaping the destiny of the nation as a teachers, khateeb, aalim, and mufti, these scholars have a great role to play in ending confusion prevailing in the country and resolving minor religious differences in the society.

He quite pointedly stated that every Muslim is ready to sacrifice his life for the honour and respect of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) whose message is to serve orphans, widows and distressed community, forgiveness and patience.

He also reminded the gathering of the religious scholars and through them to the people at large that equal distribution of wealth is also the message of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and Pakistan can become an example of love, sacrifice and justified distribution if the ulema promote this message, they can also resolve the reservation created in the society during the last few decades due to religious hatred and the ulema should also essentially play their role in facing challenges faced by the nation by teaching and spread the message of the Holy Quran.

A joint declaration issued at the end of the convention assure the whole nation through the provincial government that the ulema is well aware of requirements and needs of the defence of the country and religious harmony and national solidarity and stand united along with the whole nation committedly for this purpose. In all fairness, if the ulema of all schools of thoughts plays their due in this regard, most of our problems will certainly be overcome in due course of time, please. Thanks.

MEEM ZAY RIFAT,

Lahore, January 7.