CII passes resolution on forced conversion of religion

ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (APP): Ideological institutions are playing effective role in highlighting the positive image of the country and more efforts should be made to bring them in mainstream and get the desired result of softer image.

These were unanimous views expressed by the speakers here at One-Day national conference on “Ideological Institutions of the Pakistan;
Introduction and Performance” organized by Council of Islamic Ideology (CII).

The conference was attended by representatives of various educational,
welfare and religious institutions of the country.

Dr. Farooq Ahmed from ‘Anjuman Himayat-e-Islam’ highlighted the contribution of organization in education, health and publication sectors.

He thanked the CII for arranging such workshop which will not only help
in promoting the image of various institutions but also sensitize others for participation in welfare activities.

Dr. Shahid Hassan Rizvi from History Department of Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) said that greater contribution has been made by the institution for development of the country.

He said several students of the IUB are performing important tasks by
holding key positions in various institutions.

Others who spoke on the occasion included Director General Islamic Research Institute Dr. Zia ul Haq, Dr. Tahir Hameed Tanoli from Iqbal Academy Lahore, Ateeq ul Zafar from International Institute for Islamic Economy, Chairman Islamiyat Department Punjab University Lahore Dr. Saad Siddiqui and Dr. Habib ur Rehman from Shariah Academy of International Islamic University Islamabad.

In the concluding session, Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Law
Barrister Zafar Ullah Khan said constant change is happening around us and basic instrument to review these changes is ‘Ijtehad’ before adoption.

“By temperament, man favors inertia but nothing is constant and
changes are happening around us,” he said and stressed to resort ‘Ijtehad’ to counter challenges in result of various changes.

He said balanced approach is crucial in various matters of life and everyone should understand real spirit of Islam which is about welfare of people and justice to people.

Speakers highlighted performance of their respective institutions and
committed efforts for promoting softer image of country.

In the end, Chairman CII Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani thanked all the participants and gave a detailed lecture to counter various challenges confronted by us.