LAHORE, Jul 21 (APP): Special Representative to Prime Minister on Religious Harmony and Middle East Allama Tahir Ashrafi has urged the people to remember the poor segments
of society while observing the Eidul Azha in commemoration of the sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) and his son Hazrat Ismail (A.S).
He was talking to the media at Bahria Town Grand mosque after delivering
Eid sermon on Wednesday.
He said the message of this Eid was the sacrifice and every one should
observe this spirit to help the unprivileged people.
He welcomed the release of Pakistani prisoners from Saudi Arabia on the eve of Eidul Azha and thanked the Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and the Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman for granting relief to these prisoners.
Ashrafi told that the release was made after the efforts of the Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He said that on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Saudi government will release
more Pakistanis from prisons during coming days.
To a question, PM’s Special Representative said that Israelis and Indians
were behind the baseless propaganda against the brotherly ties between
Saudi Arab and Pakistan.
He urged the social media community to verify the information before circulating
it on their channels.
Tahir Ashrafi, appreciating the Saudi Authorities for successfully organizing
the Hajj 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic, said that not a single positive
case was reported among the pilgrims due to the arrangements.
He appealed to the people to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) while celebrating Eid.
Earlier, he delivered Eid sermon and stressed upon the need to forge unity among the Muslim Ummah.
He prayed for the liberation of the oppressed Muslims of Palestinians and Kashmiris. He also prayed for the stability, prosperity and sovereignty of Pakistan.