CANBERRA: On Monday, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia stressed the need for clearing misconceptions about Islam, the religion which promotes peace and harmony for mankind. In his keynote address at the Seerat-un-Nabi Peace Conference organised by Pehchan Media Network, the High Commissioner called for collective efforts to fight the emerging threat of Islamophobia. Zahid Hafeez urged a global dialogue to counter the rise of Islamophobia by promoting the message of interfaith harmony. He said the life of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was a beacon of guidance, who taught about love and brotherhood. He condemned the trend of associating Islam with terrorism and emphasised an effective response around the world to shun such an approach. The conference held via video-link was attended by intellectuals and scholars including Maulana Syed Shoaib Naqvi, Fahad Hanif, Sana Alam, Naweed Syed, Moninder Singh, Khizar Niazi, Ejaz Khan, and Muhammad Ashraf.