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‘Same prayer timings to ensure sectarian harmony’

‘Same prayer timings to ensure sectarian harmony’

MANSEHRA: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Mohammad Yousuf has said that his ministry is making all out efforts to introduce same prayer timings in the country after doing so in the federal capital.

“I am glad to attend such an august gathering which is solely focused on bringing ulema and scholars of all schools of thought together on the matter of observing unified prayer timings in the district,” Mr Yousuf said while speaking at the Khatam-i-Nabuwwat conference held at the press club hall here on Saturday.

The ulema from different schools of thought agreed to constitute a committee to decide same prayer timings in Mansehra district.

The minister said that the measure would ensure sectarian harmony, adding that the committee having representation of all schools of thought would soon meet and finalise a mechanism in that regard.

PARENTS DAY: The students of Sky International School and College paid tribute to the Army Public School (APS) attack victims through melodramas and skits presented at the parents day function of the institution here on Saturday.

“The terrorist attack on APS, Peshawar, had awakened the nation and brought the government, politician and society on the same page to get rid of terrorism. This resolve is also exhibited by students through an outstanding way,” said additional deputy commissioner Shahrukh Khan while speaking at the function.

College principal Muddassar Shah also spoke on the occasion. The students through their skits and melodramas highlighted the issue of militancy being faced by the nation.

The entire function was themed to pay homage to the APS attack victims.

Speaking on the occasion, principal Muddassar Shah said that the college administration had postponed the parents day function last year after the terrorist attack on the APS, Peshawar. He said that the college was established with a mission to provide modern educational facilities to students in the region.

Published in Dawn, December 6th, 2015

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