PM calls for support of Ulema’s to build Pakistan on principles of Riyast-e-Madina

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated his mantra for developing Pakistan according to the model of Riyasat-e-Madina, seeking the support of Ulema’s on Monday.

While addressing a conference, Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasized Ulema’s to inculcate people its golden principles including unity, truth and cleanliness.

“Imran Khan can do nothing alone unless, we all put in collective efforts,” Prime Minister stressed.

While highlighting the ideal state, Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasized that as the government was pursuing the goal of Madina-like welfare state, it was the responsibility of Ulema to apprise people of the principles of that ideal state.

Referring to the significance of Ulema upon society, Prime Minister commented that as the Ulema had a huge following and say in the society, they should also promote the habits of cleanliness and truth for being the great Islamic values and teaching of Holy Prophet Muham-mad (Peace Be Upon Him).

Furthermore he said that, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had united a divided society, which should also be replicated by the Ulema to bring harmony in the country, and added that being rich with numerous resources, Pakistan could emerge as a strong country with a united nation.

Prime Minister mentioned that the people may be informed about the guiding principles which had empowered a backward society to defeat the biggest empires of the time within 15 to 20 years.

While mentioning Quaid-e-Azam, Prime Minister Imran Khan remarked that the religious scholars had fully supported Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in his mission of Pakistan’s creation. He said unfortunately, the country had deviated from an ideal Pakistan as dreamed by Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

Prime Minister said in its mission, the government was facing difficulty to sensitize people for differentiating between good and bad as lack of this attribute could lead to downfall of any nation.

Moving forward, Prime Minister also underlined that around eight to nine TV anchors recently moved the court to seek permission for airing the speech of PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif who had been convicted for stealing billions of public money.

Prime Minister underscored that, “Had it happened in any western country, such an individual would not even be acceptable in any gathering, what to talk of appearing on television channels,”.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan also shed light over Islamophobia, stating that the issue deteriorated owing to the lack of reaction from the Muslim leaders to the blasphemous acts in the Western society.

Mentioning Salman Rushdie, Imran commented that, Salman Rushdie made a propaganda against the Muslims under the garb of freedom of expression.

He also stated that West linked extremism and terrorism, even the suicide bombing with Islam, though according to facts, the Tamils and Japanese had committed suicide attacks first in the history but no one linked the practice with their religions.

Imran expressed his views saying that, Western society dealt with the religion very casually and did not know what kind of reverence the Muslims showed to their Holy Prophet.

While assuring the gathering to continue raising the issue of Islamophobia at every international forum to make the West understand that it hurt the sentiments of Muslim as criticism on holocaust did to them. He commented that he had written letters to the Muslim world leaders to urge them for a united stance on the issue, adding that the Muslims living in the Western states faced utmost difficulty owing to Islamophibia. While highlighting societal issues, he added that third world countries were suffering for having discriminatory laws for the poor and the rich.

The leaders from the third world countries laundered around $1,000 billion annually, he added.

Underscoring the high corruption he said the society would change when an SHO or Patwari was afraid of societal embarrassment on account of taking bribe and also called for campaign to propagate corruption as an evil. Maintain his stance of no NRO to the opposition leaders, he stressed that how it was possible to let the people involved in petty crimes rot in jail and give an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) to the looters of billions.