Call for unity during Muharram

Need to utilise all resources to maintain harmony


APP August 04, 2021
Ashura procession in Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

RAWALPINDI:

There is a need to utilise all resources to maintain religious harmony, brotherhood and peace during Muharram ul Haram, said Ittihadul Bainul Muslameen Punjab Convener Mufti Muhammad Ramzan Sialvi on Tuesday.

He was presiding over a meeting of the committee, Ittihadul Bainul Muslameen, held at the Commissioner office. Rawalpindi Commissioner Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah, Regional Police Officer Imran Ahmer, Deputy Commissioner Amir Aqiq Khan, DCs of Attock, Jehlum, Chakwal and eminent scholars of different sects including Syed Usman Noori, Mufti Mujeeb U Rehman, Allama Zahid Hussain Naqvi, Allam Zubair Ahmed Zaheer, Allama Syed Izhar Bukhari, and officials of the district administration attended the meeting.

Mufti Sialvi urged Ulema to play their role in promoting religious harmony and unity during Muharram.

“We should follow the principles of brotherhood and tolerance to ensure peace during the holy month,” he said.

The commissioner said security arrangements for Muharram were underway and security in the entire division would be beefed up to maintain law and order. He added that a foolproof plan would be evolved to monitor security arrangements during processions and public gatherings.

Gulzar said a cleanliness plan along procession routes would be worked out and feedback and suggestions would also be obtained from citizens. “Maintaining religious harmony is a religious obligation for religious scholars and sectarian unity is the need of the hour,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2021.

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