President urges nation to join anti-terror efforts for peace

Pakistan put on path of prosperity: PM

Islamabad—Greeting the nation on Eid-ul-zha, President Mamnoon Hussain Monday urged the people to join the efforts of armed forces and law enforcement agencies for elimination of terrorism and revival of peace to pave way for peace andprosperity.
The President, in his message on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha being celebrated today, said amid the celebrations of this festival, “we should also remember our brothers and sisters who had been the victim of terrorism, and share their grief.”
“We should also keep in mind our Kashmiri brothers and sisters, who were facing the oppression and atrocities during their efforts for right to self-determination. I feel the time is not far when their sacrifices will come to fruition and they will be able to celebrate the festivals in a free atmosphere,” he added.
He prayed Allah Almighty to enable “us to celebrate this Eid in its true spirit and accept the sacrifices”.
He said both Hajj and sacrifice on this Eid proved the fact that Islamic teachings were a source of unity of the Muslim Ummah regardless of any discrimination in name of colour, creed and ethnicity.
President Mamnoon urged the people not to avoid any sacrifice for promotion of real values and traditions in true spirit of Islamic teachings.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif , in his message said, on this day of Eid, we cannot forget the sacrifices of the people of Kashmir too. We dedicate this Eid to the endless sacrifices of Kashmiri people and will continue to dedicate all coming Eids to the Kashmiris till the issue of Kashmir is resolved in accordance with their wishes.
Today, on the occasion of Eid, we have to recall that lesson of oneness and sacrifice, which Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) gave; have to think over how we can unite this nation and can sacrifice for the national objectives.
Pakistan, today, with the grace and blessings of Allah Almighty, has been put on the path of prosperity. We have to take it to its destination. Today, we have a question before us, as if we can sacrifice our ego and interests for the sake of Pakistan? On the occasion of this Eid, we have to give a message of unity to the whole nation.
In fact, if we dedicate our spirit of selflessness and sacrifice, to the right objectives, then harmony, tolerance, love, patience and moderation will become part of our daily life matters in the dear country. And our society will turn into an Islamic society in true meanings. I pray that Allah Almighty bless all of us with real pleasures of Eid-ul-Azha and enable us to understand and perform this great reverence of sacrifice in its true spirit. Ameen!”—APP

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