ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb, in a message issued on the eve of Yaum-e-Ashura, has said that the exalted Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions symbolised triumph of righteousness and principles over the evil forces.
She said remaining steadfast in the face of adversity was the real legacy of Imam Hussain. The state minister said that Imam Hussain (RA) through his martyrdom conveyed the message that it was better to be beheaded than bow before oppression, coercion and conceit.
She said that Imam Hussain (RA), his kin and companions were still alive, while those who tried to decimate truth had vanished into the abyss of oblivion. She added that the episode of Karbala proves that righteousness and principles could not be suppressed through coercion or force.
Marriyum said that the imperishable sacrifice of Imam Hussain (RA) was a great inheritance of Muslims and Islam. She said that we would have to deal with the modern day challenges through unity, consensus and wisdom, taking cue from the philosophy and sacrifice of Imam Hussain (RA).
PAK-CHINA FRIENDSHIP: In a statement on the occasion of 68th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that Pakistan was proud of the exemplary, sincere and time-tested friendship with China. While congratulating the government and people of China and expressing good wishes for them, she said that Pakistan’s government and its people equally share the joy and happiness of the independence with the government and people of China.
She said that the exemplary friendship between the two countries had been transformed into a kinship of iron brothers. She said Pakistan and China had stood by each other through every thick and thin and their relations had attained new heights with the passage of time. She said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which had the potential to usher in an era of progress and prosperity in the entire region, was a ranting testimony to the unbreakable bonds between the two countries as it had given a new direction and meaning to their relations.
Marriyum observed that due to the vision of leaders of the two countries, the eternal friendship between the two states was being passed onto the next generations in the form of CPEC. She said that the two countries were making collective endeavours for peace, progress and prosperity of the region.