PM Gi­lani pledges to con­tinue ef­forts to pro­mote Is­lamic val­ues

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Prime Min­is­ter Syed Yusuf Raza Gi­lani has pledged to con­tinue ef­forts to pro­mote Is­lamic val­ues and char­ac­ter and make teach­ings of Is­lam part of daily life. In his mes­sage to the nation at the be­gin­ning of new Is­lamic year on Muhar­ram 1, he said, "the month of Muharam is sa­cred and blessed in view of the Is­lamic his­tory and events."

He said Muhar­ram and the last month of Is­lamic cal­en­dar Zil­haj are re­minders of sac­ri­fice and of­fer­ings which are the pin­na­cles of the 1400 years of Is­lamic his­tory.

"At start of the new year, we have to look into the con­di­tions and is­sues which are faced by Is­lam," he said adding Al­lah Almighty has given im­mense re­sources to the Is­lamic world.

The Prime Min­is­ter said Mus­lims are serv­ing the hu­man­ity for cen­turies and they have an im­por­tant role to play in solv­ing prob­lems faced by Is­lamic world.

Prob­lems can be solved if a strat­egy is for­mu­lated re­al­is­ti­cally and with far­sight­ed­ness and sagac­ity. There is no rea­son that Mus­lims can­not re­vive their past glory and re­alise the dream of a re­nais­sance, he added.

Gi­lani said Pak­istan is the first state which came into be­ing in the name of Is­lam and it had a crit­i­cal role in the pro­mo­tion and progress of Is­lam in the last fifty years.

"Our govern­ment is ac­tive in solv­ing ba­sic is­sues of Is­lamic world," he said adding, "we un­con­di­tion­ally ex­tend po­lit­i­cal and moral sup­port for the rights of the op­pressed Mus­lims of Oc­cu­pied Kash­mir and Pales­tine and the whole Is­lamic world."

The Prime Min­is­ter said the govern­ment is con­tin­u­ing ef­forts at state level and from the fo­rum of Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Is­lamic Con­fer­ence (OIC) for pro­mo­tion of sci­ence and technology and eco­nomic and so­cial progress in Is­lamic world.

"We con­sider close co­op­er­a­tion with Arab coun­tries as crit­i­cal el­e­ments of our for­eign pol­icy," he added.

Gi­lani said, "we fully be­lieve that the mu­tual unity and col­lab­o­ra­tion of Is­lamic world is a guar­an­tee of pros­per­ous fu­ture."

He re­minded that Pak­istan was play­ing role of a front­line state for en­sur­ing world peace and this was ac­cepted by all of the civ­i­lized world.

Gi­lani said, "Is­lam teaches eco­nomic jus­tice and so­cial equal­ity, good be­hav­iour and tol­er­ance and we will uti­lize these val­ues in our na­tional life and fol­low the teach­ings of Holy Qu­ran ac­cord­ing to or­ders of Al­lah."

He ap­pealed to peo­ple to pro­mote an en­vi­ron­ment of unity and rev­er­ence among Mus­lims dur­ing Muhar­ra­mul Haram par­tic­u­larly in the first ten days of the month.

"We will foil con­spir­a­cies of el­e­ments who fan sec­tar­i­an­ism and petty dif­fer­ences to dam­age the unity of Mus­lims."

He said Is­lam gives les­son of pa­tience, tol­er­ance and per­se­ver­ance and obli­ga­tions of Mus­lims are to say truth in front of evil forces and keep the flag of Is­lam high. The Prime Min­is­ter prayed for strength and guid­ance to Mus­lims to serve Is­lam and live ac­cord­ing to Qu­ranic teach­ings dur­ing the new Is­lamic year. -App

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