He said that in the era of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) non-Muslims were safe and secure in the Islamic state.
He said that today some elements were trying to impose their creeds on the others by the force of power, instead of the power of the logic. He said Islam spread through love and dialogue instead of force.
Kaira clarified that seminaries were not a problem, but some people were misusing the seminaries and it was the responsibility of the society to expose them and bring them to book.
We as a nation will have to overcome our weaknesses as we have left the path of Allah Almighty and the Holy Prophet (SAW), he added.
He said we have a glorious past as we enjoyed respect in the comity of the nations but now we have lost the same due to our own mistakes.
“We will have to work hard and overcome our weaknesses and earn respect in the world.”
Society in Pakistan was very much tolerant before 1979, herecalled adding after the former Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan the international community promoted extremists to achieve their goals.
He said Pakistan was left alone when war came to an end in Afghanistan.
He said Pakistan has lost around 4,0000 people in war against terrorism and the country’s economy has also suffered around 80 billion dollar.
The minister stressed the need for getting both religious and modern education to compete with new challenges.
It is the responsibility of state to provide free education to masses and the government is utilizing all its resources to provide this facility, he said.
He said private sector and Madaris are playing positive role to promote education in the country.
The minister said there is dire need to improve standards of institutions like Oxford and Cambridge universities. The minister said we should impart modern education to our youth.
He appreciated the services of teachers of Ghausia Muhammadia and added the institution was a role model for all where both contemporary and religious education was given to children.
He said there was a need to follow visions and teachings of Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam to achieve national prosperity.
Head of Ghausia Muhammadia Pir Syed Zahid Sadiq Shah Bukharisaid presently 400 madaris were operating under the institution where more than 30,000 male and female students were getting free education.
He said students of the institution secured positions inboard examination. Later the minister distributed certificates among students.