Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the nation to play its national role by ensuring a peaceful Youm-e-Ashur. In a message on the Youm-e-Ashur, the Prime Minister urged the nation to support the government in its efforts to maintain peace and law and order in the country. He also directed the law-enforcement agencies to ensure complete protection of lives and properties of people.
“We are proud to be Muslims. We are one and the followers of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and we are proud over the great sacrifices at Karbala,” he added. The Prime Minister said the Karbala tragedy gives the Muslim Ummah a lesson to renew its pledge to offer sublime sacrifices by always upholding the supreme values of righteousness and truth. “With such yearning and passion, we have to prepare ourselves and each member of the nation to offer every sacrifice on the path of righteousness and truth, so that as a nation, we can remain steadfast on our path to real destination,” he stressed. The Prime Minister observed that the Pakistani nation recently, with its determination in upholding values of truth and virtues carved a prominent niche not only among the Muslim Ummah but also among the comity of nations.
“The supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) teaches us that by following his path, the survival of democracy could be achieved,” he added. He said that the struggle of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) also reminds us to stand against every dictator and the system of injustice. It also carries a message of shutting all the covert attempts to seek power through backdoor and illegitimate means.