Am­bas­sador of peace

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - MAHNOOR KALEEM CHANGEZI SANDHU

Amjid Sabri – an am­bas­sador of peace, has been ex­ter­mi­nated in a tar­get killing in­ci­dent leav­ing a back­log of ques­tions for our in­sti­tu­tions re­gard­ing good gov­er­nance, se­cu­rity of masses, law and or­der sit­u­a­tion.

His con­tri­bu­tions, achieve­ments, hu­man­i­tar­ian val­ues and thoughts ac­cord­ing to the spirit of the re­li­gion im­pel us to de­clare him a “Na­tional Hero” and “Am­bas­sador of Peace”. We all must stand shoulder to shoulder to iron out ex­trem­ism, ter­ror­ists, sec­tar­i­an­ism and re­li­gious in­tol­er­ance by pre­serv­ing Su­fis’ ap­proach of peace and hu­man­ity. A cold blooded mur­der cut short the life of an icon who can rightly be called Pak­istan’s Lu­ciano Pa­vorotti. Am­jad Sabri’s rendering of qawalis, will con­tinue to res­onate in the heart and minds of mil­lions who were his fans all over the world. The curse of ter­ror­ism and in­tol­er­ance has de­prived Pak­istan of many tal­ented and bril­liant sons and daugh­ters who ex­celled in their field.

Am­jad Sabri was one of the rare breed of men who owned and loved Karachi, and con­tin­ued to live in the area where he was born and in the house where his fa­ther lived. Fame and for­tune did not go to his head. How many more cit­i­zens of Pak­istan will have to pay with their lives be­fore ter­ror­ism, which poses the biggest ex­is­ten­tial threat to this coun­try’s sovereignty and ex­is­tence, is firmly routed out?

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