Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Sahibzada Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said Hafta-e-Ishq-Rasool (PBUH) was being observed across the country to pay tributes to the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). The week is being observed to send a message to the elements involved in blasphemy that our love for Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) has been strengthened further. Talking to media, he said Ishq-e-Rasool (PBUH) week was being observed from Friday (Oct 30). Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the mercy for the whole universe, not for human beings alone. The aim of the week was to express our deep love for Khatam-un-Nabiyeen. He said Mahafil-e-Na’at, Mahafil-e-Milad were being held at division, district and tehsil level to pay tribute to the Holy Prophet besides highlighting his Seerah and teachings. By this they would convey a message to the entire world that our relation with our Holy Prophet (PBUH) was strengthening day by day, he said. Our respect for Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) would increase against any blasphemous attempt in the world. The holy Prophet (PBUH) is a blessing for the whole universe, he said. Also, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri on Monday inaugurated a new Jamia mosque at the National Press Club, on Monday. The mosque having capacity to accommodate over 150 persons to offer prayers in serene atmosphere, has been constructed by the donation of a Saudi philanthropist women Umme Muhammad Al Hussaini and the project has been completed in collaboration with Abar Foundation, a Saudi Non Governmental Organisation (NGO). The mosque completed in a period of six month where Friday prayers would be offered at 1 pm. Speaking on the occasion, the minister thanked the Saudi women and Abar Foundation for gifting the mosque to National Press Club. Muslims had constructed mosques first after settling in any area. He also urged the countrymen to shun sectarianism. He criticized the French government for patronizing blasphemous caricatures. There must be limits of freedom of press. Such kind of desecration can’t be tolerated. He said government wanted to start a campaign against the desecration of holy personalities in collaboration with lawyers, civil society and journalist organization.