Monday, 20 August 2012 09:46:08
President calls for promoting tolerance to repulse extremism
ISLAMABAD, Aug 19 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari has called
for rejecting extremist trends and negative propaganda of misguided
elements in the country by promoting the Islamic teachings of
tolerance and affinity.
The President, in his message to the nation on Eid-ul-Fitr, said
thta a society developed on such lines would be helpful in resolving the
issues of extremism and violence.
The President mentioned the recent incident of firing by
miscreants on the passenger buses in Lulusar (Gilgit-Baltistan) and
said such acts of sectarianism and violence are completely against
the teachings of Islam.
Similarly, he said, the terrorist attack in Kamra, which was
foiled by the courage and valour of the country's armed forces,
clearly violated the spirit of Islam.
President Zardari felicitated the nation on Eid and expressed
gratitude to Allah Almighty for granting all an opportunity to
celebrate this festive occasion.
He said Eid-ul-Fitr is a day that concludes the blessed month
of Ramazan, marking it with a note of thankfulness.
"To express gratitude before Allah Almighty, we need to spend
our lives in line with His true, glowing and balanced teachings.
This is the righteous way that leads to the attainment of success in
the life here and hereafter, and makes one's self get closer to
Allah Almighty," he said.
The President said the real happiness of Eid can be felt only
by joining poor relatives, neighbours and needy brothers and sisters
on this occasion.
"This is only possible by shaping our lives in accordance with
the golden principles of Islam and by shunning hatred, animosity,
greed and malice. Moreover, we need to promote in our ranks love and
affinity, tolerance, generosity and endurance," he said.
He said by following these ethical standards, a society can be
reformed which is truly in line with the aspirations of Islam.
Zardari prayed that may Allah Almighty bless everyone with
real pleasure and bliss of Eid.