ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that there is a greater need for unity within the ranks of nation to thwart the evil designs of the country’s enemies.
In his message on the Ashura day, the Prime Minister said on this day, “we must recognize the elements who are harming the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and want to shatter the unity of nation in pursuance of their selfish interests.”
The Prime Minister said, “We must shun our lingual, sectarian and provincial differences and need to develop the qualities of brotherhood, unity, discipline and sacrifice within ourselves.”
He said by following these teachings of Imam Hussain (RA), the problems facing the country can be overcome.
“This is need of the hour and also, our survival lies in following this practice,” he said.
The Prime Minister said that every year, the Karbala incident is commemorated on the Ashura day as the day has immense significance in national and religious lives.
He said “the Karbala incident gives us the courage to resist the forces of oppression and act forthrightly in favour of truth.”
The Prime Minister said Hazrat Imam Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him) rejected all kinds of tyranny and coercion and inspite of surrendering before the oppressive ruler, he upheld the principles of truth.
Imam Hussain (RA) regarded it as vital to protecting the basic right of freedom and respecting the consensus of Ummah, which is truly in accordance with the principles of Islam, he added.
He said this is the spirit which is evident from the martyrdom of the grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
“The example of such great sacrifice is unprecedented in history. The message of Hazrat Imam Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him) is a beacon for all generations,” he said.
The Prime Minister said the dear homeland Pakistan was created for the materialization of same great objectives.
He prayed to Allah Almighty to guide and protect all.