Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi met with the Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi. CM while talking on the occasion said that during the tenure of Shehbaz Sharif shutting down Seerat Academy and making it inactive is not only sorrowful but condemnable as well. He stated that these are the projects of the nation and the national exchequer was damaged by halting them. He deplored that the thinking of the opponents revolves only around their vested interests and we have always given preference to the national interests. CM revealed that the Seerat Academy will be restored and the Muttahida Ulema Board will be activated adding that MPhil classes will be started in the Seerat Academy. He disclosed that MPhil classes will be conducted in collaboration with the prominent Madina University, Jamia Al-Azhar, and with other renowned universities of the Islamic world. He highlighted that after activating Muttahida Ulema Board the service of religion will be taken from it adding that the Seerat Academy will be made the centre for taking decisions with regard to the religion. CM apprised that a research work will be done relating to religious curriculum in the Seerat Academy adding that efforts to create harmony between the inter-religion and inter-faith will continue. He said that the restoration work of the affected mosques and the madaris will also be done. CM underscored that all efforts will be utilised to create national unity for the rehabilitation and settlement of the flood affectees. CM stated that the Arab countries and their institutions will be given facilitation in providing relief activities for the flood affectees in Punjab adding that a transparent mode of action will be formulated to help the flood affectees. Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Maulana Tahir Ashrafi lauded the efforts of CM Parvez Elahi being made for the rehabilitation of the flood- affected people. Tahir Ashrafi stated that the services of CM Parvez Parvez for the religion will always be remembered and endorsed the decision of the government to bring Muttahida Ulema Board Act. MPA Hafiz Ammar Yasir, Rasikh Elahi, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, former Principal Secretary to CM GM Sikandar, former President Bank Of Punjab Hamesh Khan and senior officials were also present on the occasion.