LAHORE Minhaj-ul-Quran chief Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that terrorism has adversely affected the economies of the developing and the developed countries. According to a press release issued here on Thursday, he was addressing the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Geneva. He is the only Islamic scholar from across the world who has been invited to speak at the World Economic Forum. Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that terrorism has no religion and bracketing this anti-human practice with such peaceful religion as Islam was injustice. Those who play havoc and mayhem through shedding of innocent blood are criminals who deserved exemplary punishment, he said. He underlined the need of understanding the Islamic concept of Jihad in correct perspective. Jihad, he said, represents the culmination of efforts made for the establishment of peace and has five broad categories namely spiritual, intellectual, social, political, and defensive. Islam, he maintained, strictly forbids bringing any harm to unarmed people, women, and the old during the course of war. The actions of handful of bigoted elements cannot be dubbed as Jihad. He stressed upon addressing root cause of terrorism for eliminating the menace. He stressed the need for taking urgent steps for eradication of poverty from the developing world.