LAHORE – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday that Islam teaches unity, harmony and brotherhood and there is a dire need for adopting these principles for the ideal prosperous Islamic world.

 Addressing a seminar in Lahore, the PM called upon religious scholars to contribute towards peace and prosperity of Pakistan by playing a role in eliminating extremism and terrorism and by promoting tolerance and inter-faith harmony.

“Blood is being shed in the country in the name of religion, you can solve this problem,” he addressed the religious scholars present in the audience.

He said that some people had hijacked religion for their ulterior motives, adding that Jamia Naeemia is an institution where students from all schools of thought come to study.

The Prime Minister said that religious scholars should reject arguments that terrorists propagate.