PML-N to participate in peaceful national protest
He said we should give a strong message to the world that we feel pride in being the true followers of sacred personality of Holy Prophet (Peace be Upon Him). Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) had exhorted his followers to accept all Prophets and their sacred messages, given to them by Allah Almighty, besides ensuring their respect and dignity, and today Muslims, all over the world, are sincerely following the directives of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) in this regard.
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that, by following the golden principles and Islamic teachings, given to us by Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), we can nourish an atmosphere of peace and brotherhood, throughout the world, without any discrimination.
He said it is incumbent upon us to evolve a collective strategy to thwart such elements who indulge in hurting the sentiments of followers of other religions, and promote hatred, prejudice, chaos and anarchy, in the garb of freedom of expression. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif stressed that he vigorously condemns such sacrilegious film, against the dignity of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).
He said that it is the duty of every Muslim to condemn it and participate in peaceful protest against it. He said that the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), was torch-bearer of peace, therefore we should also keep our protest peaceful, in the light of Islamic teachings, desisting from extremism and vandalism.
In accordance with decision taken at a high-level meeting of Pakistan Muslim League (N), Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has postponed his scheduled visit to flood-affected areas of Sindh, as mark of respect for tomorrow’s Youm-e-Ishq-e-Rasool, (Peace Be Upon Him).
The new date of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s visit toSindh, to express solidarity with the flood-affected people, would soon be announced. On the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif also announced public holiday in Punjab as mark of respect for tomorrow’s Youm-e-Ishq-e-Rasool, (Peace Be Upon Him). Chief Minister has appealed to the people to vigorously participate in a peaceful protest to express theiraffection, devotion and respect for the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has said religious sentiments and feelings of the Muslims have been hurt by the anti-Islam film and the government expresses its extreme anger over the blasphemous vadio.
In a statement issued on Thursday, he said the profane film was highly provocative, extremely deplorable and heart-rending and deserves maximum condemnation.
He said no religion, society or philosophy allow such freedom of expression which is against the larger interest of humanity and completely violates the norms of equity and justice.
He said “while registering our protest, we should remain peaceful and not damage public and private property at all.”
Meanwhile, Urdu Bazar Traders Association announced to observe Youm-e-Ishq-e-Rasool (PBUH) being observed on Friday, September 21.
In a statement, the Association’s President Khalid Pervaiz said all related markets would remain closed to register protest against the anti-Islam movie.
He said not only the business community but also the whole nation is united and ready to render every sacrifice for supremacy of Islam and dignity of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).