Unity of Muslim world key to resolution of political conflicts: PAT Seminar

The western powers are not serious in seeking resolution of the Kashmir dispute. The UN is well on the way of meeting similar fate like its predecessor, the League of Nations. Israel has given a message to the Palestinians through massacre of 500 children that if they dared resist, their future generations would be eliminated. Today Muslims are being subjected to the worst oppression in Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and in other parts of the world because the Muslim Umma is not united. As long as the West would continue to patronize Israel, the Palestinian dispute cannot be resolved. The formation of political and economic union of South Asian countries, about half of the world's population, is not acceptable to the Westerners.

Son of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri expressed these views while delivering a keynote speech at the Seminar organized by Pakistan Awami Tehreek in order to express solidarity with Palestine and Kashmir in connection with observance of February 5 at the central secretariat of MQI on Thursday. He said that the Kashmiris were chronicling glorious chapter in the history of world through their sacrifices for right to self-determination but on the other hand, the security of Kuwait was left with the US for 90 years. How would Kashmir and Palestine issues be resolved in such circumstances? He said that Thailand drowned a ship with 900 Muslims of Burma aboard but not even a slight voice of protest was raised by any quarter of the Islamic world. He said that it was a tragedy. Faiz-ur-Rahman Durrani, Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, Anwar Akhtar Advocate, Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz, Syed Noubahar Shah, Syed Muneer Gilani, Mehnaz Rafi, Ehsan Wain, Hameedudin Mushariqi, Ibtisaam Elahi Zaheer, Rashid Qayyum, Syed Manzoor Gilani, Aslam Mohsin, Amjad Khan, Jawad Hamid and Sohail Ahmad Raza also spoke on the occasion.

Secretary General PAT, Anwar Akhtar Advocate, said that the resolution of Kashmir and Palestine disputes was necessary for the establishment of peace in the world. UN needed to implement its pending resolutions and rein in the terrorism of Israel and India. Chairman Shiya Political Party, Syed Noubahar Shah, said that Pakistan lacked effective leadership and the Umma was victim to rifts and disunity. The abilities of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri could come in handy for the uplift of Pakistan and Muslim Umma in such circumstances. Further weakening of Pakistan would destroy the Muslim Umma.

Secretary General ANP, Ehsan Wain, said in his speech that there was need to eliminate kingdoms and monarchies from the Muslim world for resolution of Kashmir and Palestine. The united Muslim world should spend their resources on empowering itself politically and economically. Manzoor Gilani of Tehreek-e-Istiqalal questioned the contribution of those who had been collecting donations in the name of Kashmir cause. He said that the day the people of Pakistan were given their rights, Kashmir would become independent.

Secretary General of Jumiat Ahl-e-Hadith, Allama Ibtisaam Elahi Zaheer, said that independence of Kashmir could be achieved through unity and elimination of differences within political parties. There were mutual fights for narrow interests instead of desire to work together for Kashmir cause. The oppressed people of Palestine were looking up to the rulers of the Muslim world. Chairman of Khakhsaar Tehreek, Hameedudin Mushriqi, said in his speech that the basic reason underlining the downfall of the Muslim world was the lack of unity. If the Muslim countries got together, only then they could free Kashmir and Palestine from the yoke of occupation. He said we would have to make the acquisition of knowledge our destination by rising above our mutual sectarian differences.

The central leader of PML, Mehnaz Rafi said that we were observing February 5 at a time when the attention of bigger powers was focused on the resolution of Kashmir issue. There was need to add dynamism to our policies. Central leader of JUI, Maulana Muhammad Amjad Khan, said that the Kashmiris should be given their basic right to self-determination. It was futile to bank entire on the UN for this purpose as it was tied to the apron-strings of the US.

The Conference adopted a unanimous resolution, which demanded of the rulers in the Muslim world that they should raise their voice jointly for the liberation of the occupied Muslims in Kashmir, Palestine and elsewhere by rising above their narrow and personal interests.