Tahir Ashrafi made special representative to PM on religious harmony

Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has been appointed as special representative to the prime minister on religious harmony. Maulana Ashrafi, who is also chairman of Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) and president of Muttahida Ulema Board, is known for speaking out against social injustice and advocating for ending discord based on faith. The appointment of Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi shall be in honorary capacity.

The Muttahida Ulema Board is the only religious institution of the country to issue guidelines declaring administration of polio drops “not” against the teachings of Islam whereas the PUC has been at the forefront in supporting the national narrative and referencing reasoning from religious texts over several ideologically conflicting topics.

Maulana Ashrafi has also supported the construction of a Hindu temple in Islamabad and was among the first religious scholars to call for resolving sectarian tensions in the month of Muharram.

Source: Dawn