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Iran to seek cooperation against Pakistan without perhaps knowing Iran and Pakistan are linked in perennial bond of friendship.
Iran is a time-tested friend and both Pakistan and Iran have stood by each other in times of trial and crises, said he.
Raja Zafaraul Haq did not forget to pay rich tributes to Nazriya Pakistan Council and its founders since “The council is promoting good in accordance with the teachings of Holy Quran.” He also mentioned the role of Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) and said one should talk of reforming the Council instead of disbanding it.
Quaid-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan had initiated the Council and since then it is doing great service. Currently, half of its seats are lying vacant and the government would see that the seats are filled by enlightened, balanced scholars, so that the Council could present a soft image of Islam.
About Al-Quds Day he said Palestine and freedom of Palestinians is on top of the agenda of PML-N government. In his address to the UNGA last year, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif first referred to the plight of the Palestinians and then spoke about the Kashmiris.Liaquat Baloch also paid tributes to the NPC and its Patron-in-Chief Mr Zahid Malik. Mr Malik had always been quite helpful in extending support to MYC meetings and seminars at the Aiwan-e-Quaid, he said. He also led prayers for the health and early recovery of Mr Zahid Malik who is currently in China undergoing medical treatment.
From Back Page Liaquat Baloch regretted the current stand-off between Saudi Arabia and Iran and called upon both countries to remove their difference in the larger interest of Ummah.
Allama Sajid Naqvi in his presidential address said the religious parties and Ulema would have to say good bye to sectarianism and foster unity in their ranks. Only by unity and oneness can we counter the conspiracies of anti-Islam forces.
Dr Naeem Ghani briefed audience about the NPC projects and its pro-education initiatives. We are making efforts to translate knowledge into action. He drew the attention of the audience to the over 20 million children of school-going age who are still out of schools.
The NPC is also running a number of projects to inculcate in the youth leadership qualities and to make them realise the importance of ideology of Pakistan, he said. Senator Haji Ghulam Ali said Pakistan was a unique gift of God and being a nuclear power, it has the potential to lead the Muslim world.
Mian Aslam said Pakistan is the only nuclear power in the Muslim world and was justifiably the centre of their hopes. Its strategic location makes it all the more important, he said.
Allama Zia Ullah Shah Bukhari said the day is not far when Palestine would be freed from the clutches of Israeli forces.
Allama Amin Shaheedi said Pakistan and Palestine are true friends of each other.
Qazi Zafarul Haq referred to Quaid-iAzam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s historic statement in which he vowed to stand by Palestinians and turned down the suggestion that Pakistan should officially recognise Israel.
Abdullah Gul said there was a message for the entire world that Pakistan was marking its Independence Day along with Al-Quds Day. Pakistan and the people of Pakistan have long association with the people of Palestine and unless we see them free, we cannot sit still, he said.
Asif Luqman Qazi expressed his resolve that MYC would continue to raise the cause of Al-Quds.
Earlier, a documentary film was also screened showing how Israel usurped the rights of the people of Palestine and turned them out of their lands.