SIALKOT

Ruit-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman has urged the Ulema from all schools of thought to come forward to play their pivotal role in weeding out terrorism and eliminating the cancer of insurgency and sectarian violence from the country.

Addressing a Milaad conference held here, he said that there was a dire need of promotion of tolerance and religious and sectarian harmony, besides ensuring respect to other religions for ensuring durable peace and brotherhood in the country.

He urged the Muslim Ummah to be united and to shun their differences for the glory of Islam and curbing the menace of all the anti-Islam and anti Pakistan conspiracies.

He strongly criticised some TV channels for airing snaps, footages and clips of Indian actors, actresses and Indian movies  during the main headlines, saying that the nasty practice had been ruining our social norms and values in the society, besides promoting Indian culture in the country.

He said that the practice was also keeping the people away from the religion. Mufti Muneebur Rehman stressed the women to play their vital, positive and effective role in character-building of their children for making them good and useful citizen of the society and the loyal Pakistanis.

Meanwhile, Eid Miladun Nabi (SAWW) was peacefully observed in Sialkot district with traditional zeal, enthusiasm and religious fervor.

As many as 75 central processions, 963 small processions and more than 1,100 rallies were taken out in the district’s all the four Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils, amid tight security. More than 3,000 policemen were deputed to secure these processions and rallies.

The people renewed the pledge to follow teachings of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). The day began with special prayers for development, safety, peace, unity and brotherhood amongst the followers. Special security arrangements were made to maintain law and order. The religious parties arranged Seerat Conferences, ‘Naatia Mushairas’ and quiz programmes.

Recitation competitions were also held throughout the day in almost every nook and corner of the Sialkot district to revive the real spirit of Islam. The district was decorated with colourful lights flags and bunting arches were erected bearing Qur’anic verses and Holy slogans. Almost every mosque was decorated to hold special programs to celebrate the advent of the great day and the arrival of the Prophet of Islam on earth.

People arranged special feasts and food for distribution among near and dear and for the poor as everyone feels it part of his belief and duty to invest his share in the goodness.