WITH the elections approaching, religious political parties have once again assembled under the umbrella of Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) to attract the religious vote bank in the country.
On the one hand, it is appreciable that religious leaders have moved towards unity by setting aside sectarian differences. On the other hand, a common Pakistani like me is eager to see religious harmony in practice for a peaceful and tolerant society rather than just for political expediency.
I will salute these religious political entities if they come forward and boldly condemn all the hatred that they themselves had been spreading in the past against each other.
I will salute them if they issue verdicts against those killing in the name of sects, against those who are spreading hatred in the name of religion and those who have divided the nation through the religion card.
If they can join hands for a few seats, then why can’t they join hands against the menace of sectarianism and extremism?
Ajmal Hussain Abbasi