KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday asserted that the Ulema (religious scholars) and Mashaekh of the country should play an effective role in social reforms.
The premier made these remarks while talking to a delegation of religious scholars during day-long Karachi visit. Taking to the delegation, he said the government, teachers and Ulema will have to join hands to check growing sexual crimes in the society.
Federal Ministers Ali Haider Zaidi, Asad Umar, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Special Representative Mahmood Moulvi, Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil and provincial PTI leadership were also present in the meeting.
The Ulema appreciated the Prime Minister for highlighting and taking measures regarding Namoos-e-Risalat (sanctity of the Holy Prophet SAWW), Islamophobia, Khatam-e-Nabuwat (finality of the Prophethood) and the unity of Islamic Ummah.
They further assured the Prime Minister for their full support to his vision towards Riyasat-e-Madina.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister on Monday performed the groundbreaking of Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project to improve transportation in the metropolis.
According to Radio Pakistan, the project’s 30 stations will link residential, industrial and office areas which will reduce traffic in the city and facilitate passengers. Electric trains are also part of the project.
Addressing the ceremony at Cantt Station, the prime minister said federal and provincial governments will have to work jointly to address issues of Karachi. “Since the KCR is a big project, the Sindh and the federal governments will have to push harder for timely completion and make it a cost-effective project,” the premier said.
PM Imran Khan said Karachi is economic hub of the country and they have to design more projects for the city to cope with growing population and transport issues. He said water shortage is a big challenge in Karachi and K-4 project will help resolve this issue.