Under the National Action Plan (NAP), the provincial government closed down 2,311 seminaries for 'suspicious activities'.
Leaders called for the 'strict adherence to Islamic ideology, which preaches love, brotherhood, harmony, mutual co-existence and non-violence'.
The imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah addressed a gathering in Nowshera District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Security forces have arrested a number of elements in Karachi accused of attacking the Shia and Sunni communities.
Security improvements have encouraged Pakistani Christians, Hindus and Sikhs to celebrate such events.