ISLAMABAD, Aug 23 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday said the government was making efforts to maintain environment of fraternity and peace among followers of all sects in the country.
He, however, emphasized that the role of Ulema and religious scholars was very crucial in this respect.
The President expressed these views while talking to a
delegation of Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat, which headed by His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin called on him here at the Aiwan e Sadr.
He stressed that virtues of tolerance and mutual respect
among different schools of thought would ensure peace and
prosperity in the country. For that all schools of thought
should collectively strive for the promotion of religious
harmony, he added.
He appreciated the participation and contribution of Bohra
community in boosting trade activities in the country.
The President commended the services of Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat in the fields of education, health and undertaking social welfare work for the betterment of people of the country.
The President, while talking to His Holiness Dr Syedna
Mufaddal Saifuddin, said due to sound policies of the present
government, the country had economically progressed which had also been acknowledged by international financial institutions (IFIs).
He said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a
flagship project, which upon completion would usher in unprecedented prosperity not only in Pakistan but also in the whole region.
The President said with the completion of energy projects
the country would get rid of electricity loadshedding by 2018.
His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin noted with
appreciation that Pakistan had progressed and said he held Pakistan and its people very close to his heart.
The President also hosted a luncheon in honour of His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin and his delegation, which was attended by Leader of House in Senate Raja Zafar ul Haq, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and notables of Bohra community.