ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said reaffirmed the commitment to transform Pakistan into a modern Islamic welfare state in line with the Islamic teachings and ideas of its forefathers.
He was addressing the two-day International Rehmatal-Lil-Aalameen Conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister directed the Higher Education Commission to set up special chairs on Seerat-Un-Nabi (SAAW) at three different universities ensuring a specific research on the life, character and teachings of the last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAAW).
He said it would help educate and enlighten our new generation about the phenomenon as to how our Holy Prophet (SAAW) carved out the first ever Islamic welfare state of Madina Munawwara and how He transformed the characters of Arabs in a short span of time.
He said Pakistan will spearhead efforts to get passed an international convention on preventing defamation of religions. He added that nobody can be allowed to hurt the sentiments of billions of Muslims under the garb of freedom of speech.
Imran Khan said he will appoint an international law expert Ahmar Bilal Sufi as his special envoy to visit different countries to contact different experts and leaders to get the convention passed.
He said the Holy Prophet (SAAW) achieved this distinct target not through mobilizing resources but inculcating a spirit in His followers to serve the humanity with selflessness.
The Prime Minister regretted that some elements in the West and Europe are indulging in blasphemous acts time and again on the pretext freedom of expression provoking the Muslim Ummah across the globe.
He said when a chain of reaction comes in the Muslim world; the same Western and European nations dub the Muslims as terrorists and extremists through their propaganda machines.
The Prime Minister also urged the religious scholars and intellectuals to promote true teachings of Islam.
He said his government raised the issue of blasphemous caricatures in Netherlands at the international level that prompted the Dutch government to cancel the sacrilegious exhibition forthwith.
PM Khan said his government would move a resolution across different countries for their endorsement to prevent occurrence of such irreligious events in future.
He concluded that his government would mark International Rehmatal-Lil-Aalameen every year with a religious fervor. – NNI