KARACHI, Dec 25 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain has called upon Ulema to play their role against corruption by spreading the message that elimination of the menace was must for the country’s prosperity.

The vice of corruption was not only harmful for the country, but also damaging for the committers, he added.

The President was addressing a ceremony hosted by him in connection with Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) and birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah here at State Guest House on Thursday evening.

He stressed the need to promote the teachings and message of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

Quoting the words from the speech of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in his address to Karachi Bar Association on January 25, 1948, the President said besides Muslims, other nations also respect the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upin Him).

The President said that the Pakistan was an Islamic Rebplic and it would remain the same.

President Mamnoon Hussain also quoted words of Quaid-e-Azam from his interview to an American Radio in February 1948: “The Constitution of Pakistan will be framed and those fundamental principles of Islam which had been told by the Holy Prophet centuries ago, will surely be incorporated in it.”

He said that the nation was inheritor of a rich culture and it had the ability to become a great one and it would surely achieve that goal.

The President said various ongoing development projects would change fate of the country upon their completion.

He said that it was responsibility of all to strive for the restoration of the old glory of the Sindh metropolis.

Earlier, prominent scholars including Maulana Salfi, Maulana Mohsin Naqvi, Mufti Rafi Usmani, Allama Shah Turab-ul-haq Qadri and famous writer Zahid Malik also addressed.

They shed light on different aspects of the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and advised the nation to follow his footsteps.