Spreading true message of Islam, need of the hour: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday met separately with Imam-e-Kaaba Shaikh Saleh bin Muhammad Ibrahim, and reiterated that the two countries enjoy cordial relations.PM Nawaz said that the people of Pakistan feel great religious attachment with Saudi Arabia due to the Holy Kabbah.He said that the two countries share mutual Islamic and cultural values, bringing them closer despite being geographically apart.“Islam is a religion of love, peace, tolerance, forgiveness and respect for humanity,” the prime minister emphasised, adding that spreading this message around the world was the need of the hour.President Mamnoon Hussain called for forming a global group including religious scholars who would help present the true picture of Islam.He also said that the education system of religious seminaries needs to be revised to bring it at par with modern standards.The president reiterated that any aggression against Saudi Arabia would be considered an aggression against Pakistan.During the meeting, Imam-e-Ka’aba also offered special prayers for the unity, harmony and prosperity of the Muslim Ummah.
Imam-e-Ka’aba Al-Sheikh Saleh Mohammad Bin Talib said Islam rejects all forms of violence and extremism.He called for forging unity in the ranks to collectively face all the challenges to Muslim Ummah.
The meeting was also attended by Minister of Religious Affairs Talha Mehmood, MNA Hafiz Abdul Kareem and other high level officials

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