Pakistan PM seeks help from clerics in fighting militancy

Dhaka,  Sat,  23 September 2017
Published : 11 Mar 2017, 17:45:50
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Pakistan PM seeks help from clerics in fighting militancy

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is seeking help from the country's clerics to fight extremism.

Nawaz Sharif, in a speech at a seminar on Saturday, called on religious scholars to help him dismantle a "narrative" characterised by militants killing thousands of people over the last decade in hopes of overthrowing the government and enforcing Taliban-style laws in Pakistan, reports AP.

Sharif says Pakistan is close to success in the battle against terrorism and asked clerics to join him in rejecting militancy.

Sharif's appeal comes a day after a bill was introduced in Pakistan's parliament that would legalise trials of suspected militants before military courts. Along with such trials, Pakistan has carried out operations against militants but violence has continued.
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