BAHAWALPUR - Speakers at a condolence reference paid tributes to former Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chairman Qazi Hussain Ahmad for his political and religious services.

JI Punjab Chairman Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar led the reference while former federal minister Muhammad Ali Durrani, former parliamentarian Syed Tabish Alvari and others participated in the reference here the other day.

Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar said that Qazi Hussain Ahmad and Professor Abdul Ghafoor were the brightest stars in the country’s history.

He said that Qazi Hussain Ahmad was a courageous and wise person and never lost hope and led the JI Jamaat Islami in difficult times.

He said that Qazi tried to gather all political and religious parties for the implementation of Sharia System in the country.

Former federal minister Muhammad Ali Durrani said that Qazi Hussain Ahmad was an honest and fearless person and had the courage to forgive people. He said that it was Qazi Hussain’s decision to celebrate Kashmir Day on February 5.

Former Parliamentarian Syed Tabish Alvari said that he was equally popular in both Political and religious communities and also contributed enormously for the freedom of Journalism. He said that death of Qazi Hussain Ahmad and Professor Abdul Ghafoor had deprived the nation of two great leaders.

Anti-polio campaign: A three-day polio vaccination campaign was launched, wherein 401,021 children across the district would be vaccinated. DCO Shahid Niaz inaugurated the anti-polio drive. Speaking on the ceremony, he said that government was keen in the eradication of polio from the country because polio virus had became a serious threat to the lives of children.

He asked the ulema to extend support and stressed that cooperation of locals was vital for the eradication the polio from the district.