He was speaking at a ceremony of Dastarbandi at Al-Khalil Quran Complex inRawalpindi Sunday.
The Minister said terrorism affected every department of the country and damaged the society. He said the Government wants to give a better future to our coming generations.
He said terrorist attack on Sri Lanka Cricket team, harmed the image ofPakistan. He said as a result of terrorism incidents traders, industrialists and tourists stopped to come to Pakistan.
The information minister said that he had an old relation of 40 years with the religious seminaries and that the religion Islam always promoted peace and mutual harmony.
He said that the Prophet (P.B.U.H) always taught tolerance and co-existence. Everyone had the right to call themselves Muslims, he added.
Pervaiz Rashid said by following Aswa-e-Hasana, we can spread the teachings of Islam in the world which abhor terrorism and gives lesson of unity, harmony and brotherhood. He said Islam gives lesson for saving the lives of the people.
He said Ulema should avoid statements that divide the society and should play their role for creating unity among the people.
He regretted the suicide attack in Saudi Arabia which claimed lives of many namazis and said that the terrorism is a path of destruction.
The Information Minister distributed certificates among the Huffaz of the Al-Khalil Quran Complex and performed dastarbandi. He appreciated the services of the founder of Al-Khalil Quran Complex Hafiz Khalil for promoting the teachings of Quran.
Rashid said that Hafiz Khalil always had a welcoming heart in the similar way the doors of his seminary were. He put his life to serve Islam and Pakistan needed to follow his teachings the most, he added. NNI