RAWALPINDI - Ahl-e-Sunnat Wahl Jammat (ASWJ) would hold a convention at Liaquat Bagh today to denounce the continued target killings of its activists across the country.

“The district administration has been informed in this regard by ASWJ and security should be provided to tens of hundreds of activists who would attend the conference,” said ASWJ chief Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Ludhyanvi at a press conference in Rawalpindi Press Club here on Thursday.

He said that earlier ASWJ also held conventions in Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar and given a message of peace to its otherwise charged activists.

“We have also requested the district government to make strict security arrangements to guard the participants of the convention,” he added.

He said that ASWJ has been praying for the success of peace talks between the government and Taliban. “The whole nation should pray for the success of talks with Taliban,” he said.

He said there is a dire need to promote peace in the country and the ASWJ is playing its role positively in this regard.

“There is no room of terrorism and extremism in Islam,” he said adding that ASWJ did not want instability in the country while there were certain elements who did not want this.

Responding to a query, Maulana Muhammad Ahmed said that Pakistan is facing threats because of its poor foreign policies. “We will not accept foreign intervention into Pakistan’s internal affairs.”

Pindi to have 250-bed heart treatment hospital

Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH) President Maj Gen (retd) Masood-ur-Rehman Kiyani has said that a state-of-the-art 250-bed hospital would be built in Phase-8 of Bahria Town where heart patients would be provided free of cost quality medical treatment.

President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain would inaugurate the hospital for a piece of land (9.10 kanals) has been donated by Bahria Town’s former Chairman Malik Riaz Hussain, he added.  

He expressed these views at a press conference held here on Thursday. PANAH Director Operational Sana Ullah Ghuman and Maj Gen (retd) Muhammad Ashraf Khan were also present on the occasion.

Masood-ur-Rehman said that the construction work of the hospital would start after three months that would be completed in 2015. “The hospital will start treating patients in OPD from August 2015 while it will be fully operational from 23 March 2016”.

He said that PANAH was utilizing all available resources to build this new hospital to treat the poor and needy patients. He urged the philanthropists to come forward in the construction of the hospital.

The PANAH President said that the association has been setting up free medical camps in far-flung areas for last 20 years and providing treatment and awareness to people.