PR No.4 MESSAGE OF PRIME MINISTER OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN MR. SHAHID KHAQAN ABBASI (ON THE OCCASION OF EID-UL-AZHA -2ND SEPTEMBER, 2017), Islamabad: September 1, 2017

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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that amid the country facing terrorism and extremist mindset, it was need of the hour to work for the country’s prosperity, putting aside all regional, ethnic and racial prejudices and hatred.

In his message to the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the prime minister greeted his countrymen and said practising the teachings of sacrifice, brotherhood, peace and love was required today more than ever.

He prayed to Allah Almighty to bless people with such joyous occasions repeatedly in their lives.

He said “Eid-ul-Azha reminds us the obedience of Holy Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be Upon Him) and submission of Prophet Ismail (PBUH) and Allah Almighty loved this act to the extent of obligating it as worship for the Muslims till the day of judgment.”

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the spirit of sacrifice was of universal importance and no nation can achieve moral excellence without inculcating the very spirit in their lives as it was meant to sacrifice one’s desires for high principles.

He viewed that this spirit also gives the doer the capacity and courage to show courage and patience in the hour of distress. Only the nations having such characteristics can achieve prosperity respectfully and collectively, he added.

The prime minister also advised the countrymen not to forget their Kashmiri brethren while celebrating Eid who had been spending their festivals under oppression for the last several decades.

He also called for prayers for an end to the sufferings of the Kashmiri people and hoped that their distressful journey would get over very soon when they would get freedom.

The prime minister also reiterated that Pakistan would continue extending moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir at every forum till they get their right to self-determination.

He also prayed to Allah Almighty to grant us the real joys of Eid and practise in our lives the real spirit of sacrifice.

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