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“National Interfaith Peace Conference” Meets in Islamabad

July 27, 2010

From The Daily Times ISLAMABAD: The participants of a seminar on Sunday urged all patriotic citizens and leaders belonging to various faiths to join hands for interfaith harmony in order to defeat the anti-state elements. In a resolution passed unanimously, they condemned the prevalent terrorists activities, against the non-Muslims in particular, and called upon the authorities to nip this trend in the bud to protect the rights of minorities all over the country. Ministry of Minorities Affairs in collaboration with The Interfaith Council for Peace and Harmony (ICPH) organised the conference titled ‘National Interfaith Peace Conference’ at a local hotel to promote interfaith coexistence. Federal Minister for Minorities Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti presided over the function. The resolutions said Pakistan was a peaceful country and all efforts would be made for the social security of minorities and the elements destabilizing the law and order should be taken to task. “We condemn terror related activities in particular against non-Muslims in Faisalabad, Lahore and everywhere and demand that the government arrest the killers of Iftikhar Gilani’s son,” the resolution said. The resolution demanded complete protection to sacred places of all religions in the country. “Terrorist attacks on religious places /shrines, schools, hospitals, state institutions, offices of law-enforcement agencies, public and private buildings are the worst example of barbaric act,” it said. Click here to read the entire article.