It’s wrong to merge religion with extremism: President Mamnoon Hussain

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain said on Friday that laws might be amended to tackle the recently surfaced “unprecedented” threats to national security. “Merging religion with extremism is wrong. We need to work together to counter this problem,” the president said while addressing a workshop at the National Defence University in Islamabad.

He observed that under the existing circumstances, the dynamics of national security had changed. “We have undergone rapid changes in the last three decades in terms of political, social and economic affairs,” state media quoted him as saying.

Some elements, he added, were misguiding the nation by disseminating a “negative” narrative. “We must collectively denounce this negative narrative,” he noted.

The president stressed the need for reforming both internal and external policies to address the issues faced by the country regionally and internationally. He further said continuous steps were need to make the National Action Plan more effective.