Sindh CM asks Sunni Shia Muslim clerics to promote sectarian harmony.
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah made this appeal during his meetings with them on Saturday. He presided over two different meetings of ulema at the CM House in Karachi ahead of Arbaeen (Chehlum) anniversary of Imam Hussain (AS).
Sindh CM asks Sunni Shia Muslim clerics
The CM urged clerics and scholars of different schools of thought to promote sectarian harmony and not allow enemies to take undue advantage of our mistakes.
He reminded them that we have been living and respecting each other for centuries. Now, he said, we have to revive those traditions based on mutual understanding, respect and harmony.
Provincial Ministers Saeed Ghani and Nasir Shah, Adviser on Law Murtaza Wahab, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, DG Rangers Major General Omer Bukhari, IG Sindh Mushtaq Mahar and other officials also attended the meeting.
The Shia ulema who attended the meeting include Syed Razi Jaffar, Allama Furqan Haider Abidi, Maulana Baqir Hussain Zaidi, Maulana Nazir Taqvi, Syed Shabbar Zaidi, Sibte Raza, and others.
Some unscrupulous elements
Deobandi Mufti Taqi Usmani and Brailvi Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Sarwat Aijaz Qadri, Mufti Abid Mubarak Madani, Mufti Naeem Jan Naeemi, Pir Muzaffar Shah, Ashraf Gormani, Liaquat Azhari and Rehman Amjad Nomani also met CM Murad Shah.
The chief minister said that some unscrupulous elements were trying to create sectarian disharmony in the province for the last many days.
“We all have to demonstrate unity, fraternity and tolerance to fail such move which is aimed at destabilizing the country and we all will not allow this.”
Murad Ali Shah said that the code of conduct for Ashura and for Chehlum had already been agreed in different official meetings, therefore “we have to abide by it.”
“Our ulema have to guide their followers in true letter and spirit,” he said.
The ulema assured the chief minister of their support and cooperation.
Sindh Chief Minister said the government is going to take hatemongers to task as per law.