Forceful conversion of Hindu girls declared unIslamic.

ISLAMABAD -- A joint sitting of the representatives of different religions and religious sects on Sunday said Islam doesn't allow forceful conversion of non-Muslims and prevailing Hindu-girls and other subsequent issues should be settled in accordance with the law and justice.

The joint sitting was arranged by Mutahida Ulema Board Punjab in collaboration with Pakistan Ulema Council which was presided over by Chairman Mutahida Ulema Board and Pakistan Ulema Council Hafiz Mohammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, said a press release.

The joint Declaration pointed out that Islam is a religion of peace, harmony, stability and that teachings of Islam and Quran-O-Sunnah have categorically defined rights for non-Muslim communities residing in Muslim country.

The sitting demanded of the government to ensure implementation on National Action Plan by initiating consultative process for formal legislation of 'Paigham-e-Pakistan Draft'.

The Declaration condemned terrorist activities being carried out on account of Islamphobia.

The sitting also demanded constitution of a judicial commission to probe the killing of Bhawalpur professor to avert such extremist incidents in future.

The joint sitting pointed out that 'Paigham-e-Pakistan Draft' has been unanimously endorsed by all the religious sections of Pakistan and formal consultative process should be ensured for formal legislation of 'Paigham-e-Pakistan Draft'.

The joint sitting condemned the prevailing western rhetoric of Islamphobia stating that Islam is a religion of peace and harmony, adding that prevailing move relating targeted attacks on mosques in US and European countries is a planned bid to sabotage the process of peace, harmony and Interfaith dialogue.

The joint sitting lauded efforts on part of Mutahida Ulema Board to keep check on hateful content being propagated through social media and also lauded endeavours of Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar for taking immediate action against elements...

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