Sufi scholars always laid stress on following Islam: CJP

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APP06-28 LAHORE: October 28 - Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Saqib Nisar talking to media persons at Data Darbar. APP photo by Tabasam Naveed

LAHORE, Oct 28 (APP):Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar Sunday said that sufi scholars had always emphasised on following Islam in its true spirit. He said this while talking to the media persons after performing
the inaugural ceremony of the 975th annual Urs of Hazrat Ali
bin Usman Al-Hajveri, popularly known as Hazrat Data Ganj
Bakhsh (RA) here at Data Darbar.
He said, “Islam gives a message to serve people and to
create facilities for them”.
The CJP said there were a number of things in the country
which needed to be corrected and “We have to express our love
for the country by discharging our duties honestly”.
He said, “I feel as now Pakistan is heading forward and
if collective efforts will be made with sincerity, the country
will soon achieve the goal of development”.
He congratulated the organizers for making good arrangements
for today’s ceremony.
The CJP appealed to the people to contribute for Dams
wholeheartedly as construction of dams was very much necessary
and he prayed to Allah Almighty for success in this
regard.
Later, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and
Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq Qadri while talking to the
media said, “The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) has
always laid stress on peace and brotherhood”.
He said that teachings of Sufi scholars needed to be
followed in letter and spirit, adding all of us have to
play due role for the progress and prosperity of the country.
The minister said that Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh (RA)
played a remarkable role for the spread of Islam.
Earlier, chadar laying ceremony was held which was
participated by the Chief Justice of Pakistan and Federal
Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony,
Provincial Minister for Aquaf and Religious Affairs Syed
Saeed ul Hassan Shah, Religious Affairs and Aquaf DG Tahir
Raza Bukhari and others.
The Federal Minister also inaugurated Mustafi Langar
at Ganj Bakhsh Road.