ISLAMABAD :– President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have urged the nation to take solid steps in light of ‘Uswah-e-Shabbiri’ which ensures respect for mankind, solidarity of democracy and promoting Islamic values for the development and prosperity of the country.
On the occasion of Youm-e-Ashur, President Arif Alvi, in his message, has said Youm-e-Ashur reminds of the great sacrifices of the martyrs of Karbala which were rendered for upholding the supremacy of truth and Islam.
“The incident of martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) acts as a source of guidance for Muslims to not to refrain even from laying down their lives while fighting the elements of oppression and tyranny,” he said.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that in view of immense challenges faced by the country, the need for getting united and promoting the spirit of sacrifice has become manifold, so as to counter the nefarious designs of enemies.
“This is the need of the hour and is linked with our very own existence, stability and prosperity,” the Prime Minister said in his message to nation on ‘Youm-e-Ashur’ on Muharram 10th.
The Prime Minister said the 10th Muharram ul Haram, known as the ‘Ashura Day’, reminds the great sacrifice by Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), for upholding the sanctity of Islam.
He said the incident of Karbala gives a lesson about being ever-ready to offer sacrifice for the attainment of greater objectives.
“Being steadfast while upholding the truth is a mission and one should never refrain from offering even the biggest kind of sacrifice,” he said.
He said the incident of Karbala is the historic battle between truth and falsehood that took place on 10th Muharram, however emphasized that the battle between truth and evil even existed today.
“Hazrat Imam Hussain proved with his immortal sacrifice that whenever such a situation takes place, truth always makes a lasting success. This example of steadfastness and persistence is a guiding principle for our lives,” he said.