Reviews security arrangements for Ashura
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said the incident of Karbala taught patience, tolerance and great sacrifice of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The CM said the war fought on that day taught us wagging of Jehad against injustice and cruelty. He said the martyrs of Karbala raised the flag of justice and truth by rendering the great sacrifice and their sacrifice would be remembered till doomsday. In his message on the Youm-e-Ashur, the Chief Minister said the great sacrifice of Imam Hussain (RA) tought us not to surrender to falsehood and their sacrifice was inspiration for us. He said another message of the Youm-e-Ashur was that the whole nation should get united on one platform against terrorism and eliminate terrorists who were the enemies of humanity. He said tolerance, brotherhood and national unity should be promoted to eliminate religious disharmony and sectarianism. He said, “We can frustrate plots of the enemies by promoting unity and harmony, adding political and military leadership and whole nation has resolved to eliminate terrorism”. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said the sacrifice and bravery would remain a source of guidance and courage for the subjugated nations forever. He said the grandson of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) had taught respect of human values and raising voice for righteousness. He said it was the time to promote tolerance, harmony and brotherhood in the nation. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that all-out measures had been adopted to ensure peace during Muharram and a four-layer security cordon had been made for all majalis and mourning processions. Presiding over a meeting of the Provincial Cabinet Committee on Law and Order and reviewed security arrangements here and other parts of the province in connection with Youm- e-Ashur, he said enemy wanted to create unrest in the country but we should all get united to foil such efforts by promoting tolerance and religious harmony. He said security plan for Muharram should be implemented at any cost and monitoring of security arrangements is being ensured. He said police force and official of security agencies should perform their duties till the conclusion of majalis and mourning processions, and the code of conduct for Muharram should also be implemented. He said food should be provided to the police officials performing security duty, adding that religious harmony, brotherhood and unity needed to be promoted to make Pakistan a welfare state in true terms. Provincial Ministers Rana Sanaullah Khan, Ayub Ghadi, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary Home, IGP, senior officials of law enforcing agencies and concerning officials were present on the occasion.