PM emphasises setting aside all prejudices

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, prime minister of Pakistan, speaks during an interview in Karachi, Pakistan on Saturday, Aug 26, 2017. Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that amid the country facing terrorism and extremist mindset, it is a need of the hour to work for the country’s prosperity, putting aside all regional, ethnic and racial prejudices and hatred.

In his message to the nation on the occasion of Eidul Azha, the prime minister greeted his countrymen and said practising the teachings of sacrifice, brotherhood, peace and love were required today more than ever. He prayed to Allah Almighty to bless people with such joyous occasions repeatedly in their lives.

He said, “Eidul Azha reminds us of the obedience of the Holy Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) and submission of Prophet Ismail (PBUH) which Allah Almighty loved to the extent of obligating it as a worship for the Muslims till the day of judgment.”

He said that the spirit of sacrifice was of universal importance and no nation can achieve moral excellence without inculcating this spirit in their lives, as it meant a sacrifice of one’s desires for high principles. He added that this spirit also gives the capacity to show courage and patience in the hour of distress.

“Only the nations having such characteristics can achieve prosperity respectfully and collectively,” said the prime minister said.

The PM also advised the countrymen not to forget their Kashmiri brethren while celebrating Eid who had been spending their festivals under oppression for the last several decades. He called for prayers for an end to the sufferings of the Kashmiri people and hoped that their distressful journey would get over very soon when they would get freedom.

The prime minister also reiterated that Pakistan would continue extending moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir at every forum till they get their right to self-determination.



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