ISLAMABAD  - The National Committee on Sectarian Harmony of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony will soon start its working to control sectarianism and promote tolerance among the public.

The government was taking several steps to control sectarianism as the Ministry has regularly been organizing National Seerat Conference on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal every year at Islamabad, wherein prominent ulema, mashaikh, scholars and people from all walks of life participate, an official in the Ministry told APP.

He said that competitions of seerat books, naat and articles on life, teachings and Seerah of Muhammad (SAWS) are organized in regional, national and international languages for men and women.

Maqalat-e-Seerat are published and distributed amongst the libraries, institutions and desiring persons.

The programme of National Seerat Conference is projected by print & electronic media every year on the occasion of 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal to promote sectarian harmony in the country, he said.

He said that Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony held meetings with the Ulema of all Muslim sects across the country to promote sectarian harmony.

The official said that Ministry has prepared a calendar of unified timings for Azan and Prayers which has been provided to all mosques of Islamabad for implementation.