ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has advised the federal government to include religious tolerance in the school curriculum to bid for interfaith harmony in the country.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani, was heading a three member bench on Thursday that issued a detailed advisory for government to promote and create religious harmony and security of minorities in Pakistan.
The case was taken up by the Supreme Court after the Peshawar Church attack that reportedly killed 127 people and injured over 250 when the twin suicide bomb blasts targeted the All Saints Church. It was the deadliest attack on the Christian minority in the history of Pakistan.
Supreme Court’s bench advised government to form a task force which would oversee the progress of steps put forward by the highest apex court.
The advise also include to scrutinize the hate speech on social media and literature. Moreover, bench also asked government to include special section of religious tolerance in the curriculum of school syllabus.