Hanan Ali Abbasi, President
of National Youth Assembly (NYA) of Pakistan urged the Muslim
leaders and countries to launch world-wide Islamic channel for portraying better image of the
Muslims along with well-developed social media sites.
His suggestions came during an
International Youth and Islamic Awakening Conference held in Teheran
on January 28-29, 2012. The conference was inaugurated by
Iranian President Mohmud Ahmedinejad.
Abbasi also suggested formation of
General Assembly of Muslim youth, declaration of joint strategy
against terrorism and relation with influential countries, creation
of international Muslim youth think-tank and founding of a ‘Muslim
suggestions were thoroughly discussed in his research paper that he
formally presented to Secretary General of the conference, Ali Akbar
Velayati, who is also a former foreign minister of Iran.
On the sidelines of the conference, Abbasi met delegations of various
countries – Canada, India, KSA, UK, Egypt, Jordan, Afghanistan,
Nepal, Maldives and Malaysia. He exchanged views of mutual interest
and delineated all activities and projects about the National Youth
While addressing the commission of Indian and Pakistani delegates,
Abbasi said: “The extremism and intolerance has deteriorated the
image and repute of Islamic world which must unite and inculcate the
culture of tolerance.
He stressed the Muslims to focus on scientific and technical
education which was essential for development and progress in modern
More than 1200 young people from 73 countries participated
in the conference. The prominent leaders, speakers, ministers,
ambassadors, and members of the parliament from Islamic world made
their presence in the conference.
Iranian President Mohmud Ahmedinejad while delivering the opening
speech urged the
need for educational supremacy by using technology, and said they
had to play a role to build peace and justice all over the world.