MULTAN - Federal Religious Affairs Minister Sardar Muhammad Yousaf on Saturday disclosed a summary about the recommendations of Council of Islamic Ideology regarding enacting a law on sectarian violence had been sent to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for approval.
Addressing a joint news conference here along with Qari Hanif Jalindhri at Jamia Khair-ul-Madaris, the minister said ulema were being taken into confidence on the issue of the recent wave of violence across the country. He said a uniform policy against terrorism would be evolved in consultation with all the stakeholders to counter sectarian violence and terrorism.
Sardar Yousaf categorically declared that no law could be enacted against the holy Quran and Sunnah in the country. He asserted religious scholars and the government, by joining hands, could thwart nefarious designs of the enemies of Pakistan. He said the enemies of Pakistan had spoiled the law and order situation and caused sectarian unrest in the country.
The federal religious affairs minister said the government had provided full protection to minorities as the Constitution ensured this right to them.
The minister revealed a new Haj policy was being devised by the government. He told the journalists there might be just one category for the pilgrims in the new policy next year.
He disclosed that another policy was being evolved by the federal government to promote Arabic language at primary level syllabus across the country.