—Shehbaz says Karbala teaches patience, tolerance
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said that all-out measures have been adopted to ensure peace during Muharram and a four-layer security cordon has been put in place for all majalis and mourning processions.
While presiding over a meeting of the Provincial Cabinet Committee on Law and Order and reviewing security arrangements in connection with Youm-e-Ashur, he said that the enemy wanted to create unrest in the country but we should all get united to foil such efforts by promoting tolerance and religious harmony.
He said the security plan for Muharram should be implemented at any cost and the monitoring of security arrangements is being ensured.
He said the police force and officials of security agencies should perform their duties till the conclusion of majalis and mourning processions and the code of conduct for Muharram should also be implemented.
He said that food should be provided to the police officials performing security duty, adding that religious harmony, brotherhood and unity is needed to be promoted to make Pakistan a welfare state.
In his message on the Youm-e-Ashur, Shehbaz Sharif said the incident of Karbala taught patience, tolerance and great sacrifice of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The CM said the war fought on that day taught us wagging of Jihad against injustice and oppression.
He said the martyrs of Karbala raised the flag of justice and truth by rendering the great sacrifice and their sacrifice would be remembered till doomsday.
The CM said the great sacrifice of Imam Hussain taught us not to surrender to falsehood and their sacrifice is an inspiration to us as a nation.
He said that the whole nation should get united on one platform against terrorism and eliminate terrorists who were the enemies of humanity.
He said tolerance, brotherhood and national unity should be promoted to eliminate religious disharmony and sectarianism.
He also remarked that Imam Hussain had taught the respect of human values and asked for raising voice for righteousness. He urged the need to promote tolerance, harmony and brotherhood in the nation.