Ulama should promote unity, tolerance and love: Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi

Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, Secretary General of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, left for England, France, Holland, Norway, Denmark and other European Countries on an organizational tour the other day. Before his departure, he presided over an important meeting of the Central Working Council of MQI held at the central secretariat.

Addressing the meeting, Dr Abbasi said that it was incumbent upon everyone to respect judiciary because only an independent judiciary could impart justice and establish a system of fair play and balance in society. He urged politicians to give up political wrestling and start resolving the problems of the masses. Expressing his reservation about prevailing law and order situation in the country, Dr Abbasi asked the government, masses and influential people to play their due role for elimination of terrorism. He said that provision of security of life, property and honour was the principal responsibility of the state. "The government is duty bound to end the environment of psychological insecurity among the masses. This single step would go a long way to boost the confidence of people, which is otherwise visibly shaken due to precarious security situation," he held.

Dr Abbasi denounced the proposed hike in the prices of gas and electricity citing it as "last nail in the coffin of suffering people". He said that life was already getting difficult due to ever rising inflation, energy crisis and skyrocketing price hike. In this background, the proposed increase would deal a severe blow to the entire fabric of life. He said that energy crisis was taking a heavy toll on industry as industrial units were closing down with the result that unemployment was increasing. "The situation should have alerted the authorities and put them on the road to finding a short-and long-term solution to the raging crisis," he opined.

Secretary General of MQI urged the Ulama to promote tolerance, unity and love in the society. "The holy month of Moharram gave us a message to unite against evil forces and vow to safeguard the values for which Imam Hussain (ra) sacrificed his life," he commented. He said that only a credible and transparent system of accountability could end corruption from society.

Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz, Ahmad Nawaz Anjum, Sajid Mahmood Bhatti and Rana Farooq Mahmood were also present on the occasion.