Moral education, vital for socio-economic development: Ahsan

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 6 (APP): Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal Friday said moral education of a nation was imperative for bringing about change in the economic situation.
“Islam gives us complete rules and regulations and by following them, we can achieve sustainable economic development,” he said while addressing a Conference on Inter-religious Harmony organized by Seerat Chairs Peshawar University here.
He said the purpose of organizing this conference was to work for the development of the country in the light of teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
“We lag behind in science and technology despite the fact that our Holy Prophet (PBUH) had taught us to conquer the world”, he added.
Ahsan Iqbal said Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did establish a society on the basis of social justice and charter of human rights which led to spread Islam rapidly.
He said Seerat-ul Nabi also provided a model of successful leadership but Muslims have failed to implement this model.
Moreover, he added Seerat ul Nabi did give lessons of maintaining sustainable development and safe environment.
He said the western society could not still imagine the principles, given by the Holly Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for women rights.
He said in this era of globalization, there was a need to take the country to new heights of prosperity and to make it a peaceful motherland.
He said this could be materialised only by following the Islamic Model.
He suggested Seerat Chairs authorities that instead of working as a traditional department, they should work for the solution of latest issues by disseminating the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
He hoped that the departments would prepare best research papers and present them at international level.
Chairman Higher Education Commission, Dr Mukhtiar Ahmed and Seerat Chair Higher Education Commission Professor Dr Qibla Ayyaz also spoke on the occasion.