(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Pakistani National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq urged the nation to rise above parochial differences, narrow mindedness, sectarianism, ethnicity and maintain harmony, unity and brotherhood in the ranks in accordance with golden principles of Islam and follow the path of Imam Hussein (AS).
In his message on the day of Ashura to the Pakistani nation, the speaker said that Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions were the noblest models in preaching and practicing the Quranic philosophy of patience, sacrifice and martyrdom.
"Their unflinching faith in Almighty Allah and the Day of Judgment, their exemplary devotion, dauntless courage, and unfailing patience in the way of Almighty Allah was a unique exhibition of the spirit of patience and martyrdom described in the Holy Quran," he said.
The speaker said that "being a Muslim, it was our obligation that we stood up against the evil forces that stirred up discord and created confrontation in the society to achieve their nefarious designs.
"The best way to pay tribute to the martyrs of Karbala is to make commitment on this day to work and devote oneself for the development and strength of the country. We have to forget our trivial differences and adopt the teachings of Islam and promote peace, security and brotherhood."
Acting Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi in his message said that on the day of Ashura, the battle was fought between the forces of truth and falsehood, which would continue to impart Muslims a lesson of sustained struggle against oppression.
"This is the path which the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) taught us to follow and his followers offered great sacrifices. Ashura reminds us the lesson of adherence to the truth, firmness of belief and being steadfast against tyranny," he said.