Lahore, October 12, 2022 (PPI-OT):A delegation led by Secretary-General Rabita-e-Alam-e-Islami Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Essa met with Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office where it was accorded a warm welcome by the CM on Wednesday.
Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Nawaf Bin Saeed Ahmed Al-Maliki, Abdul Rahman Khalil Al-Khadidi, Abdul Wahab Muhammad Abdul Aziz Al-Shahri, Khalid Mufarah Al-Watiyabi, Muhammad Saeed Al-Ghamdi, Saeed Al-Harthi and others were included in the delegation.
Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Essa and others thanked CM Parvez Elahi for the wonderful welcome and hospitality in Punjab. Shaikh Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Essa appreciated the services of Chief Minister Parvez Elahi concerning religion and stated that he has taken a historic step by enacting legislation to make the oath of the Finality of Prophet hood (PBUH) mandatory in the marriage certificate.
The auspicious steps taken by the Punjab government regarding religion are commendable, he added. You have done great work regarding the religion of Islam and Allah Ta’ala will reward you for this good work. We appreciate your special interest in religious services.
Our full cooperation is with you and will remain so, he further said. The CM said that the relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are exemplary. Every Pakistani considers Saudi Arabia as their second home and our hearts beat together; he said and noted that Saudi Arabia has stood by Pakistan in every hour of the trial.
Even during the recent floods, every Pakistani appreciates the assistance provided by the Saudi government and Saudi brothers. We are grateful to the people of Saudi Arabia on behalf of the government of Punjab and the people, he added. The chief minister said that Allah Ta’ala has enabled him to establish the Quran Board and Sira’t Academy.
The government has added a clause related to the Finality of Prophet hood (PBUH) in the marriage certificate; he stated and mentioned that at the time of marriage, it is, now, mandatory to take the oath of Finality of Prophet hood (PBUH). Thanks to this, the future of our girls is safe and no girl and her family will be cheated on in the future.
The CM said that ulema of all schools of thought have been given representation in the Ulema Board. With the consultation of ulema and religious scholars, the publication and sale of books and materials, based on religious hatred, have been banned in the province and all controversial literature has been confiscated. The government has also made legislation in this regard, he added. Allah allowed making the Nazra Quran and its translation mandatory for the students in schools.
Frames of Quranic verses have been displayed in all government offices of Punjab. In the building of the Punjab assembly, the verses about the Finality of Prophet hood (Peace Be upon Him) are shining beautifully. He noted that the Rabita-e-Alam-e-Islami was making great efforts to promote interfaith harmony. The government would continue to serve the religion, he concluded.
Speaker Punjab Assembly Muhammad Sibtain Khan, Provincial Minister Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed, Rasikh Elahi, Hafiz Ammar Yasir MPA, Chairman Punjab Qur’an Board and General Secretary Wafaq ul Madaris Maulana Muhammad Hanif Jalandhri, Mufti Ahmad Ali of Jamia Ashrafia, Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Pakistan Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, additional chief secretary, former principal secretary GM Sikandar, former BoP president Hamish Khan, secretaries of Auqaf, information departments and others were also present.
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