Faisalabad: Ambassador of Peace Seminar marks 65th birthday of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

MQI (Faisalabad chapter) organized Ambassador of Peace Seminar on February 25 in connection with 65th birth anniversary of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. Central President of MQI Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri was the guest of honour on the occasion. The distinguished participants who attended the Seminar included Basharat Aziz Jaspal, Engr. Rafique Najam, Sayyid Hidayat Rasool Qadri, Mian Kashif Mahmood, Rana Rab Nawaz, Rana Ghazanfar Ali, Ghulam Murtaza, Shahzad Mustafavi, Shahid Saleem Mustafavi, Haji Amin-ul-Qadri, Mian Rehan Maqbool, Rana Rehan Shahzad, Malik Sarfraz Qadri and others. A large number of workers of MQI and general public attended the Seminar.

Addressing the Seminar, Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that Pakistan military launched Operation Zarb-e-Azb to eliminate terrorism, whereas Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri started peace and knowledge initiatives to complement the anti-terrorism campaign. He said that Dr Qadri is the only leader who extended his support to the Operation Zarb-e-Azb ahead of everyone else. He said that it was the time when the political and religious leaders were spreading speculations that the military operation will lead to bloodbath and the country will suffer losses consequently; terrorists will increase pace of suicide bombings. Hence, the political and religious leadership of Pakistan recommended dialogue option to engage the terrorists, demanding opening of their office in Peshawar. They even offered their good offices to help start a dialogue between the government and the terrorists.

Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that the people of Pakistan are witness to such statements of the Pakistani leaders at that time. He said that it was Shaykh-ul-Islam who led from the front and showed remarkable courage. He told the nation in the light of the Quran and Sunna that the terrorists are Khawarij, and the solution to the problem of terrorism lies in the military operation. He said that the rulers are not sincere in hundred per cent implementation of the National Action Plan, adding that in case they went ahead, their politics will be affected badly. He said that it is a matter of amazement that the maximum number of religious seminaries that accept foreign funding is based in Punjab but the operation is underway in the Sindh province. He said that the rulers should be ashamed of the fact that the neighbouring country, India, is including the peace curriculum designed by Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri into its syllabi. He said that if the rulers are sincere with the people of Pakistan, they should immediately make the Islamic Curriculum on Peace and Counter-Terrorism the part of the national curricula.

Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri further said that the present unjust system cannot deliver justice to the people as it is rooted deeply in corruption and oppression. He said that slitting throats of innocent people is not the only form of terrorism, adding that keeping the millions of people deprived of education, health and employment is also terrorism. He said that blood which was shed in Model town is a slap in the face of this system. He said that the blood of the innocent people will not go in vain. He said that revolution is destiny of Pakistan, adding that the rulers cannot be removed through the current electoral system. He said that now the whole nation will have to take to streets against corruption, terrorism and obsolete system. He said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri is among the pioneering leaders struggling against the exploitative system.

National Anthem and songs were sung in the ceremony. Tableau show was also presented on the occasion. The cake of 65th birth anniversary of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri was cut and a special Dua was made for his health and long life.