Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday urged Muslim religious leaders to play effective role in eliminating extremism and terrorism.
Addressing a delegation of religious leaders from different schools of thought at the Prime Minister House in federal capital Islamabad, the premier said religious scholars had the responsibility to preach their fellow Muslims that Islam was a religion of peace and not violence.
He said that it was imperative for religious scholars to come forward and play their part in countering terrorism.
The premier termed the role of religious scholars as extremely vital for the country, which he said was going through a critical phase in its history. The premier also called upon religious scholars to show unity in their ranks.