ISLAMABAD (APP) - Like others part of the globe the Chelum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) was observed on Monday throughout the country with religious spirit, devotion and respect. In this connection the Majalis Aza programmes, seminars and conferences were held in the capital to highlight the sacrifices and the services of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) for Islam. Speakers paid rich tributes to the Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS),and his 72 companions who sacrificed their lives for the holy cause. Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) was the younger grandson of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), and the younger son of the Hazat Ali (AS) and Hazrat Fatima (SA). In all parts of the country mourning processions were taken out to highlight the importance of the day and pay rich tribute to the Karbala martyrs. In twin-cities of Rawalpindi Islamabad on the occasion Chehlum,the Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi said that Azadari is the strongest citadel and most effective spiritual weapon against international colonial powers. Addressing in Majlis Aza, to the participants, he said Azadari is echoes of Zainab (SA) and Zain-ul Abideen (AS). He said Azadari-e-Imam Hussain (AS) preaches courage and bravery and the lesson of sacrifice with spirit of sacrifice. Agha Moosavi said that Nawasa-e-Rasool Al-Saqlain Shahzada-e-Konain Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) sacrificed his life along with 72 near and dear ones in Karbala for protecting Islamic values, supporting human dignity, and defending religion and Shariat rather he took religion, Shariat to new heights. The great Shahadat of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) wrote a new golden chapter in the world history and derived support of the mankind for his sacrifices, patience, forbearance, and firmness, he said adding that Karbala became the source of guidance for all movements for independence. He said Hussaini sacrifices preach us many lessons one of which is how to tackle with oppression, suppression and brutality and giving priority to death in honour over life in disguise. He said Karbala is the source of guidance for all movements of independence the world over.