LAHORE - Religious scholars of Brelvi school of thought have termed the sectarian violence and killing of innocent people in the name of Jihad as against the teachings of Islam.

They were gathered at Jamia Naeemia to attend “Muslim Scholars Conference” on Sunday and extended their full support for government and army in its operation against terrorism. They said they wanted to see pens instead of guns in the hands of next generation of the country.

A statement issued by the Jamia stated the religious scholars from foreign counties also attended the conference. Those who addressed included Jamia Naeema Nazim-e-Alla Allama Raghib Hussain Naeemi, President Naeemian Association Norway Allama Ashraf Shah, Allama Qasim Alvi, Sheikhul Hadith Mufti Abdul Aleem, Professor Liaqat Ali and others.

Allama Raghib, speaking on occasion, highlighted the role of scholars of Ahle Sunnat in preaching of Islam, nation building and bringing betterment and spreading positive values in the society. He said the Brelivi ulma had never compromised in the protection of Islamic values.

He urged to impose the economic system given by Islam to end financial problems of Pakistan and world. He overwhelmingly supported the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and urged government not to consider the pressure of any country against its completion. He appreciated the resolve of Pakistan Army in favour of the corridor.

Allama Naeemi thanked the scholars and participants for attending the conference.