KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Tuesday urged all the religious leaders and scholars of different schools of thought to unite in the larger interest of the country and promote sectarian harmony because our enemy is trying to divide us and fighting us against each other.
This he said while addressing Ulema and called to develop sectarian harmony and evolve code of conduct during Moharram ul Harram here at New Sindh Secretariat.
The Chief Minister said that he was very much happy and comfortable to see ulema of different schools of thought sitting together, discussing issues amicably and respecting each other.
“I am sure this kind of interaction and gatherings will help to fill the gap of misunderstandings, disinformation and miscommunication,” he said and added that he would be holding such gatherings of ulema every month.
The Ulema discussed their issues in the meeting and gave suggestions.
On the recommendation of ulema the chief minister directed local government department to ensure cleanliness of the areas from where Moharram processions are supposed to pass and also ensure provision of water in the area.
He directed IG police who was present in the meeting to provide necessary foolproof security to majalis and jaloos and establish close coordination with ulema from SHO level to his level.
“I want all the CCTV cameras must repaired and proper vigilance be started through command & control centers and use mobile CCTV vans,” he said.
He directed him to share alternate traffic routes with general public through media.
The chief minister on the advice of ulema directed commissioner Karachi to develop coordination with religious scholars right from assistant commissioner to top level.
“You personally coordinate with chairman DMC and Mayor KMC for improving municipal services on the majalis areas and routes of Moharam processions.
The Ulema assured the chief minister that they would be promoting sectarian harmony in their Friday sermons.
“We assure the government of our full cooperation,” the Ulema assured.
The meeting was attended by CM special assistant on Religious affairs Dr Qayoom Soomro, Chief Secretary, IG Police additional IGs CTD and Karachi representatives of local government and others.