PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Barrister Masood Kausar and Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti have appealed to the countrymen to maintain unity and harmony in their rank and file and refresh their spirit to be ready to offer any sacrifice for security and prosperity of the country.

They said in their separate message on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha.

The governor said that this Eid carries the message that Almighty Allah is very kind to mankind and appreciates those who surrender themselves to His will.

Enabling the deserving and destitute to share the festivities of Eid-e-Qurban; the festival of sacrifices is indeed the core spirit of the Holy occasion which is up-held as the sacrosanct responsibility.

“On this solemn occasion, I congratulate the countrymen in general and the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA in particular. Since sharing festivities; upholding spirit of brotherhood and taking the fellow beings along in the Eid happiness are the core aspects of this Islamic festival, therefore, there is a need to take fullest advantage of the solemn occasion to refresh and strengthen the bonds of fraternity; cohesion and social integrity at every level,” he said.

The governor said that he would also like to remind the countrymen in general and the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA in particular about the difficult circumstances which they have been witnessing for quite some time.

Extending his support to those whose near and dear ones have embraced martyrdom in the struggle for restoration of peace and stability in the country, must be upheld to the optimum level.

Taking advantage of this solemn occasion, I appeal to the countrymen in general and the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA in particular to maintain unity and harmony in their ranks and files; refresh their spirit to be ready to offer any sacrifice for security and prosperity of the country.”

The Chief Minister said that the current challenges confronting the nation demand promotion of brotherhood, religious harmony anhd mutual unity. 

He said that Eid-ul-Azha gives us the lesson of patience, tolerance, total submission to Allah and pleasing Him in testing times. 

He appealed to the people, particularly political figures, for unity on eradication of terrorism and establishment of peace regardless of political ideologies and affiliations.