Pakistan News – As many as 22 male and female religious scholars on Sunday were awarded cash prizes and certificates, who won the competition of article writing on the topic ‘Formulating Durable Strategy for Reconciliation Process.’
Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani distributed prizes to the winners at the National Seerat Conference, arranged by the Ministry of Religious Affairs in connection with Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him).
Cash prizes were awarded to two female and two male religious scholars each from Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Federal Capital and Azad Jummu and Kashmir.
Hafiz Syed Ahmed Atif, Hafiz Saeedullah, Shahida Parveen and Bilquis Abdul Wahab, Hazafa Rafique from Punjab, Prof Sayeed Ahmed Siddiqui, Dr Hafiz Muhammad Sani, Dr Talat Siddiqui, Mubasharra Sani from Sindh received the first and second prizes.
Abdul Majid, Abrar Khan, Saadia Jabeen and Captain Qurat-ul-Ain from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Dr Syed Haider Shan, Hafiza Zakia Nazir and Bushra Batool from Balochistan, Dr Bukhari, Hafiz Muhammad Rafique Sadiq, Shaheen Kausar and Ayesha Sanober from the Federal Capital and the AJK won prizes for writing excellent papers.
The ministry received a number of articles on the subject from religious scholars, out of which 22 study papers were selected for prizes. The scholars also read their papers on the occasion.
Besides, seven researchers of Higher Education Commission were also awarded for writing best research papers.
The recipients included Ghulam Hussain Baber, Dr Qazi Furqan Ahmed, Dr Muhammad Rafique, Dr Inayat-ur-Rehman, Dr Anna Afreen, Dr Muhammad Imtiaz Zafar and Dr Muhammad Ikram Khan Niazi.
The Prime Minister also announced free Umrah for the winners of the competition.