06 Jul 2013
Jumaa-e-Eefa-e-Ehad Baa Khoon-e-Shohada
A countrywide protest was lodged on Friday that was observed as a day of loyalty and solidarity the martyrs of Pakistan on an appeal from Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen.
Demonstrations were held across the country after Friday prayers. Protestors were carrying banners and placards outside the mosques and raising slogans against the terrorists and their allies.
Protest rallies were staged in Kharadar, Abbas Town, Drigh Road, Malir, Landhi and Steel Town.
Allama Hassan Zafar Naqvi, Allama Mukhtar Imami, Maulana Deedar Ali Jalbani, Allama Sadiq Raza Taqvi, Hassan Hashmi, Maulana Ali Anwar, Mubashir Hassan and other office bearers of the MWM spoke to the protestors.
They said that the national leadership must not forget the fact that there was a national consensus that terrorists must be eliminated but the talk of talks with the terrorists is negation of respect to public demand.
They reiterated their demand that an army operation be launched against the terrorists. They said that terrorists deserve no mercy and any leniency to deal with this life and death issue would be deleterious for Pakistan and great Pakistani nation.
They urged the national leadership to harden their stance against the terrorists and now action should speak louder than their words. They said that 71,000 Pakistanis have been martyred due to menace of terrorism and nobody can pardon their murderers.
Meanwhile, congregations were held in Shia mosques where faithful prayed for the great martyrs of Pakistan.
Candle Light Vigil
Hundreds of candles and earthen lamps were lightened outside mausoleum of founder of Pakistan to pay homage to the martyrs of Pakistan late on Friday night.
The candle-light vigil was observed under the aegis of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen that commemorated Day of Loyalty and Solidarity with Martyrs of Pakistan on an appeal of Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari.
Hundreds of male and female students, children and women and other supporters participated in the vigil and paid respect and tributes to the martyrs of Pakistan.
â€œThe message is clear. Great Pakistani nation is committed against terrorists. We have enlightened the candle of peace here,â€ said Tooba Zaidi, a female student at the scene.
Another of her colleague said that terrorists have failed and will continue to fail to harass people of Pakistan because we shall fight till the last man and shall not bow to the terrorists and they will not be able to attain anything from terrorism.
Allama Hassan Zafar Naqvi, central leader of the MWM, told reporters at the scene that it is duty of the government and the security agencies to crush terrorist networks and eliminate them altogether.
â€œTheir failure to curb terrorism has tarnished their image among people. Their reputation has been put at stake and their credibility has been shaken,â€ said Allama Hassan Zafar.
â€œWe have conveyed a message of unity and cohesion and message of love and patriotism by this vigil and loyalty and solidarity with martyrsâ€™ day. Others should follow this tradition and come out and speak loudly against the terrorism,â€ he urged.