We must respect each other on the basis of being human being and Pakistani as all the religions preach peace, love, brotherhood, tolerance and harmony, stressed speakers during a ceremony on interfaith harmony held here on Sunday.

It was organised by non-profit organisations Save the Youth of Pakistan, Faizyab Foundation and Sath Pakistan at Jinnah Hall Attock. The ceremony was attended by Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and Hindus hailing from different parts of Attock. The speakers included Sheikh Salman Sarwar, Shireen Aslam, Advocate Sardar Anop Singh, Sarwar Kumar, Muhammad Azam Azmi, Nadeem Raza, Salma Khatoon, Tahir Awan and others.

They said, “Pakistan is a vase having flowers of different colours in shape of Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and the followers of other religions and all are enjoying full religious freedom and availing all rights. We must respect each other on the basis of humanity and of religion, caste and creed. We must follow our own religions in true letter and spirit and not to criticise others as no religion preaches criticism and hatred. We should understand humanity and must respect all human beings whether they are in a mosque, Imambargah, church, temple, Gurdawara or any other place of worship. We must sow love and reap love and must always be loving and caring.

They called for following the golden rule of ‘live and let live others’. They said love, peace and interfaith harmony could guarantee peace and prosperity. “We all must know that peace and love are common in all the religions. There are no differences between us but some miscreants are creating misunderstandings and fanning extremism,” they said.

Rally blasts Molla’s hanging: Hanging of Abdul Qadir Molla in Bangladesh has proved that every member of Jamaat-e-Islami is a patriot and always ready to scarify for Pakistan, said Jamaat’s local leaders on Sunday. 

The hanging has proved that the Bangladesh rulers were puppets in the hands of India, said District Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Iqbal Khan addressing a protest rally at Fawara Chowk. The rally was taken out to protest against the unjustified hanging of Abdul Qadir Molla by the govt of Bangladesh. The participants of the rally were holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans condemning the hanging of Abdul Qadir.

The speakers said, “Our leaders should have learnt a lesson on the day of fall of Dhaka and must have changed their direction but they failed to do so.”

They condemned the hanging and demanded condemnation of the move by the Pakistani government.

They urged the rulers to change their apologetic attitude. The speakers were of the view Pakistani leaders had failed inside and outside the country because of their “failed and anti-people” policies. They said, “Inside the country, there are two wings one is pro Islam and other is secular. Our leaders are promoting secularism and not loyal to the Ideology of Pakistan.” They said, “Hanging of Abdul Qadir Molla after 45 years is illogical, brutal and beyond comprehension and the govt of Bangladesh did this on the directions of enemies of Islam and Pakistan.”