President and PM remind nation of the great sacrifice in Karbala
Islamabad: Several members of the government on Tuesday sent out messages commemorating the sacrifices made by martyrs in Karbala.
Prime Minister Imran Khan
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the battle of Karbala reminds the nation of good vs evil. “The incident gives a message to Muslims that they should be ready to offer any sacrifice for the promotion of high values and principles of Islam,” he was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.
Prime Minister said that the life of Imam Husain delivers a message that all difficulties in the path of righteousness should be brushed aside and one should even be ready to lay down their own life for the salvation of God.
Imran Khan on the occasion also acknowledged the sacrifices of the Kashmiri people who have been struggling against Indian oppression in occupied Kashmir.
He said that Kashmiri people have kept the sunnah of Imam Hassan and Hussain alive by fighting a war against evil.
President Arif Alvi
President Arif Alvi said that the supreme sacrifice of Imam Hassan and Hussain displays the victory of good over evil.
In his message, Alvi said, “Youm-i-Ashur has a significant place in the Islamic history as on this day the grandson of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Imam Hussain along with his family members and companions embraced martyrdom, thus making the tragic event unforgettable till the day of judgment.”
The president said that this great sacrifice reminds Muslims every year that they should not be reluctant towards facing the force of evil and vice. He urged people to fight against intolerance, extremism, and terrorism. He prayed for the prosperity of the country.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan also sent a message for the nation on Twitter saying that a Karbala-like situation is being shown in occupied Kashmir.
She reminded the world that it is the 39th day of the curfew in the held valley which has been turned into a prison.
The region has been cut off from the rest of the world while the people are faced with shortages of food and medicines, Awan said.