‘Use of force by any group, militia unacceptable’, Army chief tells Ulema

“There is no room for intolerance and extremist behavior against anyone by any entity,” says General Asim Munir.

  • Pakistan belongs to all Pakistanis without any discrimination: COAS
  • Urged scholars to reject the misleading propaganda of terrorists.
  • The Forum also expresses sadness over the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir has warned that the use of force and armed action by “any militia, unit or group” other than the state is “unacceptable”, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. ISPR) said.

According to the army’s media wing, the army chief made the remarks during an interaction with prominent Islamic scholars of all schools of thought who met him at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Friday.

General Munir said, “Pakistan belongs to all Pakistanis without any religious, provincial, tribal, linguistic, ethnic, communal or any other discrimination.”

He warned that there is no room for intolerance and extremist behavior by any entity against anyone, especially minorities and weaker sections of the society.

COAS, while appreciating the Paigam-e-Pakistan fatwa by religious scholars for quashing the misleading propaganda spread by extremists and terrorists, called upon the Ulema and Mashaikh to implement its propagation and implementation in letter and spirit and to put aside internal differences. Did.

Speaking on the occasion, the COAS also pointed out the role of Ulema towards imparting understanding of Quran and Sunnah to the youth and other academic knowledge and technical skills as well as character building.

During the meeting, the Ulema unanimously condemned extremism, terrorism and sectarianism and pledged their continued support to the tireless efforts of the state and security forces to bring tolerance, peace and stability in the country, the statement also said Is.

The participants in the meeting stressed that Islam is a religion of peace and harmony and any skewed and distorted interpretation of the religion by some entities is only for their vested interests and has nothing to do with Islamic teachings.

The forum unanimously supported the government’s measures to tighten the state including repatriation of illegal foreigners, implementation of the One Document Regime, anti-smuggling and hoarding measures and anti-electricity theft drive, ISPR said.

It also fully acknowledged Pakistan’s position and concerns on terrorism emanating from Afghan soil and urged serious action by Afghanistan to address Pakistan’s concerns.

The release said the forum expressed outrage over the ongoing conflict in Gaza and the atrocities being committed against the helpless people of Gaza, calling it a crime against humanity.

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