Qurshi stresses on spreading teaching of Sufism to eradicate terrorism

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MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stressed the need to spread the teaching of Sufism for eradication of terrorism.
He was addressing an International Sufi Conference at Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan.
The Foreign Minister said Sufia-e-Keram have played a very important role in supremacy of religion in the sub-continent.
The President also addressed the conference.
He said the services of Bahauddin Zakariya for Islam would always be remembered.
Later on talking to journalists, Qureshi said that the government wished to see end to the “difficulties” of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. He said the Foreign Office had taken up complaints raised by Dr Aafia with US authorities during the last few days.
The minister said Aafia’s sister, Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, had wanted to meet him and she was given a date for the purpose. “I will meet her next week and hear her out. I will help her in whatever way I can within the limits of the law,” Qureshi said.
Speaking about the visit of Alice Wells to Pakistan, Qureshi said the US diplomat had had “good” meetings with various stakeholders in Islamabad.
Asked for an update on the government’s efforts to create a new province comprising the southern part of Punjab, the foreign minister said the issue required legislation, a constitutional amendment and political consensus.

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