Those with compromised conscience can’t speak truth: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

Addressing the mass marriage ceremony held under the banner of Minhaj Welfare Foundation, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that one thanks Allah Almighty on the livelihood earned through legal means. He said that one should fear Allah’s wrath on the money of corruption earned through Panama-like ‘business enterprises’. He said that we did not take even a single penny from any government and non-government organization during 35 years of MQI’s life, adding that it is for this reason that we have the courage to call spade a spade without any fear. He said that those whose consciences are bought off do not have in them what it takes to speak the truth.

The mass marriage ceremony was addressed by former AJ&K President Sardar Ateeq Ahmad Khan, senior politician Syeda Abida Hussain, Vice President of al-Azhar University, Egypt Dr Muhammad Mahmood Ahmad Hashim, Vice Principal of College of Higher Studies of Al-Azhar University, Egypt Dr Muhammad Nasr al-Dasuqi Labban, Amir e Tehreek Faiz-ur-Rehman Durrani, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, singer and philanthropist Abrar-ul-Haq, Fr James Channan, Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Dewan, Haji Amin-ul-Qadri, Haji Arshad Javed, and MWF director Syed Amjad Ali Shah. Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Saadia Sohail Rana and Amna Bukhari also attended the ceremony.

The Nikah of the Muslim couples was solemnized by Syed Farhat Hussain Shah, Allama Usman Sialvi, Ghulam Murtaza Alvi, and Allama Muhammad Hussain Azad, whereas Fr James Channan performed the marital rituals of the non-Muslim couples.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that a house which is put out for sale has the ‘for sale board’ on it. He said that nothing is left to be sold because boards indicating ‘sold’ have been put up everywhere. He said that powerful people buy institutions here and there is no one left to dispense justice. He said that rampant corruption has robbed the nation of its collective character. He said that the whole electoral system has been sold out. He said that Parliament, FBR, State Bank, NAB and FIA have lost their independence and autonomy. He said that the institutions established to protect the masses have become derelict in the performance of their core functions.

The PAT Chairman said that Rs. 750 million were recovered from the house of a government officer in Balocthistan. Was he held to account? He said that there is a ‘qabza’ mafia that has occupied Pakistan. He said that the billions of rupees were retrieved from Sindh. The hi-tech weapons generally used in wars were recovered from there. What accountability was conducted? He said that the TV channels do run stories but no case comes to conclusion.

Dr Qadri said that he stated many a time that there will be no tension at the Line of Control after November 29 and lo and behold the same thing happened. He asked how come the firing stopped all of a sudden.

Dawood Mash'hadi, MD of Minhaj Welfare Foundation Europe, gave a briefing on the humanitarian work of the Foundation across the world. He listed out the projects being implemented to serve the humanity irrespective of any discrimination.

Syed Amjad Shah threw light on the welfare projects of MWF in Pakistan. He told the audience that 104 mass marriage functions have been held so far in which 1200 couples were married off whose marriage expenses were borne by the Foundation. He said that Sialkot and Karachi chapters of Orphan Care Home ‘Aagosh’ will be functional soon and 500 children will be taken care of in these establishments. He also dilated upon the education being imparted to 1.5 lacs children in the schools run by the Minhaj Welfare Foundation.

Speaking on the occasion, Sardar Ateeq Ahmad Khan said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri has made wonderful arrangement to marry off the daughters of the poor household for which he deserves to be congratulated. He said smilingly that it is his request to the PAT Chairman that he should also make an arrangement for ‘farewell’ of so-called political forces, adding that 190 million people have got fed up with them. He said that we are proud of services of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri for the humanity.

Begum Abida Hussain announced to bear the expenses of marriage of a poor girl every year. She paid rich tributes to Dr Qadri for waging a relentless struggle for the welfare of the downtrodden sections of society.

Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Dewan, member of the AJ&K legislature, said that the MQI is serving the poor in addition to doing a wonderful job for promotion of knowledge and research. He said that the thought of selfless service to humanity needs to be popularized.

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Ahmad Hashim, Vice President of al-Azhar University, said on the occasion that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri and his institution of MQI is worthy of pride on the part of the whole Muslim Umma by virtue of meritorious services they rendering for the cause of Islam and humanity.