ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain, while greeting the whole nation on Eid-ul-Azha, has called upon them to promote the spirit of sacrifice, affection, tolerance,patience and brotherhood.
In his message, the President conveyed his best wishes to the nation on the auspicious occasion of Eid ul Azha and asked the countrymen not to forget the internally displaced persons and the flood-hit population.
The President urged the countrymen to share the joys and happiness of the Eid with those affected people and also pay tributes to the mothers, sisters and children who had laid down their lives for motherland and the bright future of our generations.
“Eid ul Azha is a remembrance of the submission of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismail (AS) to the command of Allah Almighty. On this day, these great personalities presented such an everlasting example of submission and sacrifice which will be followed as a sacred duty till the last day,” he added.
That spirit of sacrifice has always been very important for the Muslims, but it assumes greater significance in the recent times, he added.
The President said there is a need to inculcate the spirit of sacrifice and submission, love and brotherhood, sympathy and tolerance to counter the issues of terrorism and extremism.
“We should strive for the development and progress of Muslim Ummah and the well-being of human beings by keeping the regional,political, segmental and personal interests aside and following the way of life, led by our Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) and the Islamic teachings.
“I pray to Allah Almighty to bless us with the joys of Eid ul Azha and understand the spirit of sacrifice,” he added.