Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said on Saturday that Muharram reminded the glorious sacrifice of Imam Hussain (RA) for upholding of Islam.
In a message to mark the Ashura, the CM said, "Karbala incident gives a lesson that forces of evil have to face defeat while Islam will remain forever".
"Imam Hussain (RA) upheld the truth and did not bow before evil. With his deeds and actions, taught us to raise voice for truth and protect human values," he added. The Punjab CM said great sacrifices of the martyrs of Karbala had revived the universal principles of Islam including patience, tolerance and sacrifice till the Day of Judgment. "The battle between truth and falsehood in Karbala teaches Muslims to wage jihad against oppression and evil." He said the battle between good and evil had been going on for many decades in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and thousands of Kashmiris had sacrificed their lives.
Buzdar said that tyrant Modi had perpetrated brutality and barbarism in occupied Kashmir and the day was not far away when the sacrifices of martyrs would bear fruits. The journey of martyrs of Karbala, their courage and sacrifices would continue to provide encouragement and enthusiasm to the oppressed nations until the end of the time, he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2020.
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