Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw Minister for Information and Culture Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that philosophy of non violence was not a product of human thinking but the philosophy of non violence is of the Allah Almighty and His Prophet (SAW) which gives us the lesson of patience, tolerance peace and love.
This he said while delivering a lecture on “philosophy of non violence and growing terrorism” in the Convocation Hall of University of Peshawar on Friday. Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr. Azamat Hayat, President PUTA Jamil Ahmad, Prof. Abasin Yousafzai and Dr. Noor Jehan also spoke on the topic.
Besides the Vice Chancellor of Malakand University, Dr. Sajjad and Secretary Information and Culture, Azmat Hanif Orakzai, the lecture was also attended by the Deans of different departments, professors, teachers and students in large number.
The Information Minister said that our Holy Prophet (PBUH) is the live proof of the philosophy of non violence who despite the power did not turn to violence. He added, it was the reason that Islam was spreaded in the entire world very rapidly. He continued that human solidarity was in the non violence and love with humanity.
Mian Iftikhar maintained that Fakhre Afghan Bacha Khan was a great reformer and pioneer of the philosophy of the non violence in the Pakhtun society furthering that due to that philosophy, he was ruling the hearts of Pakhtuns.
He said that physically Bacha Khan was not with us but ideologically he was alive and would be alive till the existence of this world. He said, Bacha Khan was the un disputed personality in relation to the philosophy of non violence.
The Information Minister went on to say that when we came into the helm of affairs, exploitation and violence was at the peak in the province particularly in Swat and there was a parallel government of terrorists in Swat. By following the philosophy of our Great leader Bacha Khan, we started talks with the terrorists despite the opposition of USA and other forces, he added.
But alas the terrorists did not adhere to the agreement and the government had to take action against them and with the grace of Allah Almighty, we succeeded in restoring peace in Malakand Division. He continued that we were the followers of non violence and love peace and hate violence.
The Minister maintained that there was no truth that Ghandi Jee was the founder of philosophy of non violence as there was no violence in the Hindu society as compared to the Pakhtuns one.
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