Peace possible in Karachi with spirit of 6th of September: PAT
Karachi is an economic lifeline of Pakistan and every Pakistani is duty bound to work for restoration of peace in the metropolis. Peace and tranquility in Karachi is directly linked to peace in the entire country and it is possible to bring the violence-hit city back to normal if we work together with a spirit demonstrated on the occasion of 6th September 1965. The Supreme Court should hand down such historic verdict as would address the root cause of recurring problems of Karachi. The entire nation has pinned their hopes on the Supreme Court in this regard.
These views were expressed by Faiz-ur-Rehman Durrani, President of Pakistan Awami Tehreek, while delivering his keynote speech to a seminar to mark the National Defence Day.
PAT President asked all political forces to work together and help restore peace through national effort. He said the circumstances in which the country is bogged down demand of all political parties to show unity and act with national spirit to rid the country of raging problems.
Anwar Akhtar Advocate, Secretary General of Pakistan Awami Tehreek, said that the country is faced with internal and external conspiracies and it is the responsibility of the political leadership that it awakens the sense of unity and realization among the masses to work for protection of the motherland against all odds and conspiracies. He said that the souls of those martyred on September 6, 1965 demand of us to render sacrifice to safeguard Pakistan and her interests. He said that unstable and internally weak Pakistan cannot play any role both in the region as well as beyond. He asked the political leaderships to mend their ways and launch an effort to set our own house in order first. He said that threats to national security can be foiled through correct but united national effort.
Lehrasib Gondal, President of PAT Punjab, said that the events of September 6 revive our national spirit requiring us to forget our internal difference and put up a united front against all challenges. He said that Pakistan Ideology presents a potent solution to the problems of extremism and terrorism currently bedeviling the motherland. Afzal Gujjar, president of PAT Lahore chapter, also spoke on the occasion.