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MULTAN: Thousands of devotees cling to a train as they return after attending a Dawat-e-Islami congregation in Pakistan.
Maulana Alyas Attar Qadri, Chief of Dawat-e-Islami (DI) has warned terrorists to refrain from killing innocent people otherwise nobody will be able to save them from the wrath of Almighty Allah if they continued killing of innocents.
Addressing the last session of the three-day Dawat-e-Islami congregation on Sunday, he said that Allah gives time to those indulging in tyranny and oppression and when He catches such people, He don't lets them to go unpunished. He said that all persons must be afraid of Almighty Allah because those doing misdeeds have to face the wrath of Allah. He said, "if anybody has deprived any other person of its rights he must please the man concerned because Holy(PBUH) says if any person harms any Muslim, he also harm the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and he who harmed the Holy Prophet (PBUH), he harmed the Allah".
Maulana Qadri said that wrong doers would have to face the wrath of Almighty Allah in the world hereafter. He sounded a warning to all those indulging in terrorism, dacoities, robberies, thefts, illegal possession of properties, narcotics, kidnappings and other heinous crimes must seek mercy of Allah and refrain from all such offences and adopt Islamic way of life.
He also asked the Muslims to refrain from wrong doings and sins and to act upon the right path. He also appealed to love Almighty Allah and the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He said, "It is not my aim to seek power or any office but I am only interested to follow in the footprints of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He said that everyone should remember that he has to die. He asked, "All of us must mould lives in accordance with Islamic Sharia, otherwise we will be ruined." He specially appealed to all the Muslims to act upon the Islamic principles laid down in the Holy Quran and Sunnah.
Maulana Alyas Qadri made special prayers for the security, stability and glory of the country and the Muslim world. The participants also made special prayers for those who had lost their lives in the recent earthquake in Balochistan. DI chief also expressed his gratitude to the members of the local administration, police, WAPDA and other people. The last session was largely attended among others by political and social figures including Maulana Hamid Saeed Kazmi, special assistant to the Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani.
Later on, thousands of members of Dawat-e-Islami left for their hometowns and native areas after attending the three-day annual moot of Dawat-e-Islami.
Lawyers, political parties, civil society to observe 'black-day' today: The lawyers in Multan and other parts of south Punjab will observe November 3 (Monday) as 'black-day' like other parts of the country against imposition of emergency and removal of judges by Gen. (r)on November 3, 2007.
The lawyers will boycott courts proceedings, take out rallies and arrange protest meetings. Meanwhile a large number of lawyers from Multan and other parts of South Punjab on Sunday left for Islamabad to participate in the lawyer's sit-in on Constitutional Avenue in Islamabad on Monday.
Several office-bearers of Bar Associations and other senior lawyers from Multan would participate in the sit-in at Islamabad while legal fraternity in the South Punjab would observe complete strike and join the protest meetings and rallies to be arranged on Monday by the respective bar associations.
Mr. Mahmood Ashraf Khan President, Mr. Naveed Rana General Secretary of the HCBA Multan and Mehr Najaf Ali Chavan, Ashraf Ali Sindhu General Secretary Multan District Bar Association (DBA) vowed to continue their movement till the reinstatement of all judges. Meanwhile several political parties including the PML-N, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and representatives of the civil society would observe 'black-day' and join hands with the lawyers to press the government for the reinstatement of all judges.
Pakistanis are not terrorist but patriots, peace loving: Punjab Minister for Religious Affairs and Auqaf Haji Ahsan Uddin Qureshi has said that people of Pakistanis are peace loving, patriots and they are neither terrorists nor extremist and act upon Islamic teachings because Islam stands for love, affection and toleration.
Speaking at a function arranged by Multan Galaxy New Club at the concluding ceremony of the week long celebrations for peace, he said that our country was facing problems and difficulties due to the policies of the former president. He asked the people to act upon the sayings of Quaid-e-AzamJinnah with a view to saving the country from suffering more losses.
He said that the Punjab Chief Minister was promoting knowledge and practical steps were being taken for the promotion of education. He said that position holders in various examination were being honoured and given cash prizes. He said that the new education policy was being framed for the promotion of education in the province.
Syed WajidNaib District Nazim said our country was in the grip of terrorism which has also posed serious threats to the entire world. He regretted that innocent persons were being killed by the terrorists. He said, "Pakistan is an island of peace and Pakistan has rendered valuable services for promotion of peace and combating terrorism".
The chief guest Muhammad Azam Chaudhry while speaking on this occasion said "the entire world is in search of peace and the entire world was looking towards Pakistan and as such we must adopt positive attitude to get rid of terrorism with a view to seeking an honourable place in the world".
Colonel Saleem Iqbal, Nafees Ansari ex-MPA, Samina Irum Sarla, Tahir Najam, Naeem Iqbal, Ch Zulfiqar, Sajjad Ashiq, Prof Tanvir Ahmad Shah, Iftikhar Mughal, Amir Shahzad, Mian Razzaq, Mukhtar Somor, Akram Noori, Sagheer Ahmad Qazi, Aurangzaib Khan, Mian Amir Mahmood, Sohaib Ajaz Shah, Salman Qureshi, Yasir Nafees Ansari, Zainul Ameer Baloch and Waqas Asad also spoke at the ceremony.