Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, on Saturday (May 4) while talking about his intentions and preparations to launch International Islamic Institute of Peace (IIIP) , said that this institute is to promote dialogue, religion and culture between countries at an international level.
“There are two main objectives of the conference,” Iqbal said. “A year ago a radicalised youngster attacked me. We want to send a message of peace through this conference with the help of political leaders and religious scholars.” “Terrorism is a collective issue and if we want to take Pakistan forward we need to completely eliminate it from the grassroots level,” the PML-N leader asserted.
Iqbal further said, “The second objective of the conference is that I want to give back after getting a second chance at life after the attack.” “This will be an international level institute which will have three departments. The first department will focus on religious harmony, the second on culture to promote dialogue and the third on documenting the loss Pakistan has faced as a result of the war against terrorism,” Iqbal added.