Prof Dr. Syed Akbar Abbas, Ambassador ( Foreign Affairs & Inter-Religious Harmony ) Islamabad, Pakistan.

National Peace Award Ceremony in Lahore.

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Prof Dr Syed Akbar Abbas Senior Journalist and Mufasir-e-Qur’an and Sahaif Awla has been nominated and designated as Chairman (NPCIH) with immediate effect after the approval as requested and forwarded by the Executive Committee.

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Prof. Ahsan Iqbal
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Government of Pakistan
Ministry of Planning, Development
and Reform Planning Commission, Islamabad.
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April 14, 2014

Subject: Roundtable Conference on Interfaith Harmony

Dear Prof Dr Syed Akbar Abbas,

The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform is planning to host a “Roundtable Conference on Interfaith Harmony” on April 22, 2014. This event aims to create a culture of constructive dialogue between different stakeholders in order to achieve interfaith harmony in Pakistan.

Pakistan has seen a rise in attacks targeting minority groups and sectarianism is on the rise. Targets in Pakistan include the Sunni majority, Shia ,and the small Ahmadi, Hindu and Christian religious groups. According to the human rights group Human Rights Watch, in 2011 and 2012, Pakistan minority groups Shia, Ahmadi, and Christians “faced unprecedented insecurity and persecution in the country”. Attacks on Sunni Sufi shrines have also occurred. These pose a great threat to peace and stability in our society and we must devise a strategy which promotes more understanding and tolerance amongst our diverse population.
The objectives of the Roundtable are:

1. Identification of issues hindering interfaith harmony in Pakistan.
2. To reach a consensus on reversing these hindrances and promoting a more inclusive religious culture.
3. Pragmatic solutions for achieving interfaith harmony.

It is my pleasure to invite you to this event. I am hopeful that by being a part of this event, you will contribute positively towards our goals.

Prof. Ahsan Iqbal
Ministry of Planning Development & Reform

Schedule of Roundtable on Interfaith Harmony, April 22nd, 2014
0930 – 1000 Opening Session Chief Guest: Prof. Ahsan Iqbal’s address
1030 – 1100 Session I Overview of current situation in Pakistan
1100 – 1200 Session II Panel discussion on Identification of issues hindering interfaith harmony in Pakistan( Prof. Ahsan Iqbal will moderate the session)
1200 – 1230 Session III Pragmatic Decisions on Way Forward. (Potential Solutions for achieving Interfaith Harmony)
1230 – 1300 Session IV Questions and Answers

Key Questions:
1. What is the current state of interfaith harmony in Pakistan?
2. What are experiences of different countries and regions where heterogeneous societies have thrived?
3. How can such practices be inculcated into Pakistani society?

Key Talking Points:
Sectarian Rifts: Pakistan is home to multifaceted and heterogeneous faiths, and largely constituted of a Muslim majority. 96.28% are Muslims, 0.22% are Ahmedis, 1.60% are Hindus, 1.59% are Christian, 0.25% are Schedule castes, 0.07% are people of other minorities including the Parsi, Buddhist and Sikh communities. Within the Muslim majority, a large proportion of the population is of the Sunni faith, while the rest are Shia. While it would be simple to classify the Muslim population as Shia or Sunni, it is not a simple and straight forward matter. Both faiths house a number of different sectarian ideologies due to which there are intrinsic rifts in theological perspective and practice. How do we then maintain peace in such a diverse society and how do we inculcate tolerance in the masses towards each other’s faiths?

Exclusion of Minorities: Another pertinent issue that leads to feelings of animosity and ill-will within religious groupings, as well as towards the state is that people feel that the government is often acting as the voice of particular and specific religious ideologies. By the indulgence of specific religious elements in the running of the country, whilst excluding other sects/religions, the governmental viewpoint often is representative of the majority, and not other strains of religious thought. This majority viewpoint is also reflected in the curricula at the junior and high school level, where there is no concept of comparative religion. Gradual Islamization of the country has been an offshoot of this; however, this version of Islam is one that may not be representative of all segments of even Islam itself. Secondly, often, Islam is used by various political groupings to achieve their own narrow goals and power grabbing measures.

abdullah abdullahPreliminary and partial official results from Afghanistan’s April 5 presidential election show a close contest between opposition politician Abdullah Abdullah. The Afghan Independent Election Commission has counted more than 500,000 votes of the seven million ballots cast. The early figures put Abdullah Abdullah in the lead with nearly 42.9 percent of the votes counted. Announcing the details at a news conference Sunday in Kabul, Commission Chairman Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani cautioned this is not the final result and the frontrunner could change.

Afghan officials also acknowledge that recorded incidents of serious fraud have exceeded figures for the 2009 presidential election when more than a million votes were canceled. Nuristani says his commission is determined to address the issue. He said there is no doubt fraud has taken place in many parts and the Independent Election commission is firmly committed to resolve the issue within its authority and present only those results that are free of fraud. Nuristani vowed to do so in a transparent and open manner in the presence of media, election observers and representatives of the candidates. He emphasized the primary job of investigating irregularities and fraudulent votes lies with the country’s Independent Election Complaints Commission.

There could be a runoff election between Abdullah and Ghani if neither gains more than 50 percent of the vote when the final results are announced on May 14. The initial results show a third candidate running with the support of President Hamid Karzai’s brothers – Zalmai Rassoul – trails far behind with nearly 10 percent of the votes counted. Speaking to reporters, presidential candidate Ghani said the lead Abdullah has at this stage is not significant.

“We are in a hundred minute (football) game and we have only down with ten minutes,” Ghani said. “So, as Chairman Nuristani said the results will change every day, every two days, three days.”

The international community is praising the high turnout of an estimated 60 percent of the 12 million eligible Afghan voters in the April 5 balloting, there are fears the evidence of widespread fraud could undermine the legitimacy of the election seen crucial for Afghanistan’s future stability. The winning candidate will replace President Hamid Karzai who has been leading the country for more than 12 years and could not run again because of constitutional limits. The political transition will be the first democratic transfer of power in war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Abdullah Abdullah was already against Pakistan in the past and falsely blaming against Pakistan developing terrorism in Afghanistan rather than accepting the truth that Afghan Taliban’s are the major terrorists developing terrorism inside the Afghanistan and in Pakistan as well. His coming as President will not be a good news for Pakistan and Terrorism will increase more and more in Pakistan in future.
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KABUL, Mar 27 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday said that Pakistan would continue to supporting all endeavors aimed at promoting peace, progress and shared prosperity. Addressing a ceremony to celebrate Nawroz Festival here, the President also expressed strong solidarity with the fraternal Afghan people, as they go through important transitions in 2014 and beyond. The ceremony was also attended by Afghan President Hamid Karzai and heads of state of regional countries. He also conveyed greetings to 300 million people who celebrate the Nawroz Festival around the world, from his own and on behalf of the people of Pakistan. “May the coming year bring greater joy, health and happiness to everyone,” he wished the people celebrating the festival.

He said the message of Nawroz is highly sublime: “Life in harmony with nature.” Nawroz also symbolizes renewal and hope – embodied in the onset of spring and the new year.
For more than 3,000 years, this festive occasion has been celebrated in regions such as the Balkans, Central Asia, Middle East, South Asia and beyond.
He said in Pakistan, large communities observe Nawroz – as families and friends get together, host traditional rituals and social practices, and decorate the Nawroz tables with “haft seen.”
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President Mamnoon said it was universally acknowledged that all cultures and civilizations contributed to the enrichment of humankind.
He said it was thus gratifying that the awareness of Nawroz was finding global recognition.
He said the United Nations General Assembly has already declared 21st March as the “International Day of Nawroz.” UNESCO has included Nawroz in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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The President said today’s event illustrated the cultural solidarity that our diverse countries – located in West, Central and South Asia – shared with each other.
“It proves, again, that culture is a powerful medium to bring people closer, foster deeper understanding, and promote peace and harmony,” he remarked.
He also proposed the regular celebration of events which emphasized the unity of our cultural heritage and help strengthen ties among our peoples on the basis of tolerance, mutual respect, and the ideals of peace.
“We live in a region that is not only rich in culture, but also endowed with immense human and material resources. We not only share bonds of history, but also a common aspiration for a prosperous future,” the President remarked.
He said our combined strength represented a potential that may have very few parallels.
President Mamnoon said the possibilities offered by enhanced exchanges among our peoples, and greater linkages in energy, communications, trade and investment, transportation, and infrastructure, were enormous.
He viewed that through concrete measures, we could translate this vast potential into a living reality and utilize it for advancing our socio-economic development goals.
He said our vision for progress and prosperity could be achieved by resolutely addressing the common challenges we faced.
“Peace and stability is the most important pre-requisite for development. Cooperative approaches to build peace and security are indispensable,” he remarked.
He also extended most sincere wishes for their success at this defining moment in Afghanistan’s history.
He also reiterated his appreciation to President Karzai for hosting this remarkable event and wished peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone celebrating Nawroz.

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NOTICE

It is informed to everyone who is contacting to join this organization, Please send your CV to our Email address ‘akbarmono19@hotmail.com’ or call on our Ambassador’s cell no 0323 5744134. Now this Committee is a part of ‘Federal Ministry of Religion & Interfaith Harmony’ Government of Pakistan Islamabad.
Please note that Mr.Ayaz Zaheer Hashmi is no more Chairman of NPCIH, it is also important to know that Green Plates are not allowed on the private vehicles of any nominated member in Pakistan.

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National Peace Convention Begins In Islamabad
on January 5, 2014

ISLAMABAD: A historical National Peace Convention has started in Islamabad’s D-Chowk area opposite Pakistan Parliament House organized by Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslmeen, Sunni Itehad Council and Voice of Shuda here on January 05, 2014, The Shia Post reported.
Allama Raja Nasir Abbas of MWM, Sahib Zada Hamid Raza of SIC and Faisal Raza Abidi of Voice of Shuda and Prof Dr. Syed Akbar Abbas Naqvi Head of Monotheism Hebrew (Millate Ibrahim -as) of UK are leading the convention while all minorities have been invited to attend the convention in order to condemn the terrorist activities by Taliban and Pro-Taliban banned terrorist organization.

Prof Dr. Syed Akbar Abbas Naqvi our Ambassador (NPCIH) sitting on the last corner next to the Sikh guest on chairs

Prof Dr. Syed Akbar Abbas Naqvi our Ambassador (NPCIH) sitting on the last corner next to the Sikh guest on chairs

The banned Tehree-e-Taliban and their partners like ASWJ and LeJ have killed thousands of innocent Pakistani citizens across the country.

Prof Dr.Syed Akbar Abbas Naqvi our Ambassador of (NPCIH) is standing next to dice with Sikh guest on the stage..in respect of National Anthem.

Prof Dr.Syed Akbar Abbas Naqvi our Ambassador of (NPCIH) is standing next to dice with Sikh guest on the stage..in respect of National Anthem.


Government has failed to provide the security to its citizens and have taken no measure to tackle the situation and have not formed any strategy against Taliban.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have given assignment to Maulana Samiul Haq to initiate talks with the Taliban.
Maulana Sami has also demanded govt to stop operation in NWA against Taliban terrorist. He also demanded of the government to urgently announce withdrawal from war on terror and stop intelligence-sharing over drone attacks. “This fire can only be extinguished through dialogue process,” sources quoted Maulana.
Maulana Sami has claimed hiself as Father of Taliban.
Yesterday, SIC Chairman Sahibzada Hamid Raza, MWM Secretary for Political Affairs Syed Nasir Abbas Sherazi and Voice of Shuhada-e-Pakistan spokesperson Senator Faisal Raza Abidi expressed their opposition to the talks with Taliban while addressing a joint press conference at the MWM office.

Chairman, Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), Sahibzada Hamid Raza alleged that the PML-N led government has full support of Afghan Taliban and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Sahibzada Hamid Raza alleged that banned organizations are freely conducting meetings and conventions in the country; however, patriotic organizations are not allowed to do so.
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“Time has come that the government should establish its writ against terrorists,” they added. It is pertinent to mention here that Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), Majlis Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen (MWM) and Voice of Shuhda have hosted a joint convention in Islamabad in a bid to promote interfaith harmony in the country.

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Prof Dr. Syed akbar Abbas Naqvi our Ambassador of Peace has sent a message for all over the nations that Let’s come and join hands for the development of Peace on all over the globe and stand strongly against the terrorism and the terrorists unitedly.

In his special message for 2014, added that we are in the way to make a home / Bait-e-Ibrahim (as) where we all the nations of Abrahamic faith Jews Christians and Muslims may worship together and share our scriptures / study vice versa…

He said that there must be a complete peace and we hope that if we change our ideology in coming year…it can be a year of change over the globe.

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