Web Desk/APP: On the auspicious and joyous occasion of Eid the politcial leadership of the country also had their fair share of statements and messages, which are as follows:

Foreign Minister felicitates nation at Eid

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has felicitated the nation on Eidul Azha, urging them to celebrate it with religious zeal and zest.

In a message to the nation, the foreign minister said Eidul Azha is the name of rendering sacrifices.
He said, “We can relish Eid celebrations only when we take care of Allah’s rights as well as people’s rights.”

Shah Mahmood said the country is facing numerous challenges for which the nation should stand by Prime Minister Imran Khan who has laid down a roadmap of ridding of the problems.

The country is undergoing hard times, he said and added that they are ready to render any sort of sacrifice to bring the country out of crises.

Eid ul Azha gives message of brotherhood, sacrifice: Senate chairman

Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani felicitated nation on the joyous occasion of Eid ul Azha.
In his special message on Eid, he said this festive event gave us message of brotherhood, sacrifice and taking care of others.
“Muslims are taught to rejoice in the feeling of letting go of our own interests in the interests of people and sacrificing animals in the way of Allah”, he said.
The Senate chairman urged upon all Pakistanis to truly follow the underlying concept and teachings of Islam on Eidul Azha which call upon Muslims to Follow Allah’s orders and be good to fellow Muslims.
He said following the religious ritual of slaughtering sacrificial animal disseminates message of considering pain of others who are in distress and help them in the hour of need to cement social bonds among people.
He observed that this is high time that the Muslims of Pakistan and the entire world decide to let go of their personal interests and conflicts and live for the larger good of the Ummah and the whole Mankind.
The Senate chairman said the true spirit lies not only in sacrificing the animals but in sacrificing our needs for the needs of others.
He prayed for acceptance of the sacrifices of all Muslims and for their prayers to be answered.

Eid ul Azha gives lesson of altruism, sacrifice: Pervez Ellahi

Acting Punjab Governor Chaudhry Pervez Ellahi Tuesday said Eidul Azha taught the lesson of altruism and sacrifice as well as complete submission before the will of Allah Almighty.
The governor, in his Eid message, said the sacred day of Eid reminded the great sacrifice offered by Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS), and in recognition of that great act, Allah Almighty made the act of sacrifice obligatory on affording Muslims till the Doomsday.
He said the true spirit of the Eid festivities was to be attentive towards social and civic responsibilities and be ready for any sacrifice which “we as responsible members of the Muslim society and world community are required to render for the betterment of humanity.”
Ellahi said the philosophy behind sacrificing animals on Eidul Azha did not mean only slaughtering animals rather it was in fact an obligation to obey the Divine orders and seek blessings of the Almighty.
This sacred day of Eid, he maintained, “demands to strengthen our unity, and refrain from indulging in sectarian, social or regional prejudices.”
Meanwhile, Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari, in his message, also greeted the people of Punjab on Eidul Azha . Keeping in view the prevailing circumstances in the country, he said, there was need to play a responsive role and services in line with the spirit of sacrifice.
“To make this possible, there is a need to work selflessly for the promotion of education,
awareness and maintenance of peace and stability in the country.”
Sharing happiness with the needy: CM Punjab
In his message on Eid-ul-Azha, Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar remarked that Eid-ul-Azha is a religious festival of sacrifice, love, and affection as Islam emphasises on sharing joys and happiness with penurious families.Buzdar congratulated the nation on the joyous occasions of Eid-ul-Azha and the dawn of a new Pakistan. “Sharing our joy and happiness with the needy is the real philosophy of Eid festival and we are ethically bound to do so,” he added.The CM said the families of those who had sacrificed their lives for the country’s defence must be remembered on this auspicious occasion.

“We should also make a commitment to serve the ailing humanity on this happy occasion and this day also requires that we should promote the passions of love and affection by forgetting our differences.

The chief minister and Punjab Governor nominee Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar will celebrate their Eid in Lahore.

Must not forget oppressed Kashmiri’s: Chaudhry Sarwar

Sarwar said Tuesday the Pakistani nation could overcome challenges showing the spirit of brotherhood, love, harmony, and sacrifice.

In his message on Eid-ul-Azha, Sarwar urged people not to neglect the needy on the special occasion. He said nations which demonstrated the spirit of sacrifice, brotherhood, love, religious harmony, and unity always made progress and became prosperous.

“On such auspicious occasions, we must not forget our Kashmiri brethren facing severe atrocities in their struggle for freedom,” he added.

Work selflessly: Deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly

Moreover, Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari, in his message, also greeted the people of Punjab on Eid-ul-Azha.

Keeping in view the prevailing circumstances in the country, he said, there was a need to play a responsive role and services in line with the spirit of sacrifice.

“To make this possible, there is a need to work selflessly for the promotion of education, awareness and maintenance of peace and stability in the country,” he said.

Sacrifice crucial ‘in every aspect of life’: Shehbaz Sharif

Shehbaz Sharif, the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former chief minister of Punjab, said sacrifice was significantly important in every aspect of life.

“Nawaz Sharif is also offering a sacrifice for the stability of democracy,” he added.

Remember poor and downtrodden: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari wished all Muslims Eid Mubarak and reminded people to remember the poor and the destitute in Pakistan.

He appealed and prayed for the country’s peace, development, and well-being.

‘Real Eid’ is to remember poor during festivities: Ahsan Iqbal

Ahsan Iqbal, a member of the PML-N and the former interior minister, wished “Eid Mubarak” to all Pakistanis, and reminded people that remembering the poor and the destitute during the festivities of Eid-ul-Azha was the “real Eid”.

Must not forget your martyrs on Eid: PML-Q leaders

Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said Tuesday the deserving and needy persons should not be ignored on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

In their message on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, the PML-Q leaders said a pledge should be made on the auspicious occasion to work unitedly for the progress and prosperity of the country with more devotion and sincerity.

“On this Eid, while recalling the selfless sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and his son Hazrat Ismail (AS), one should not forget those who sacrificed their lives for the protection and integrity of the country.

“Eid celebrations must include the family members of martyrs as well,” they added.

Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said Tuesday the deserving and needy persons should not be ignored on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

In their message on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, the PML-Q leaders said a pledge should be made on the auspicious occasion to work unitedly for the progress and prosperity of the country with more devotion and sincerity.

“On this Eid, while recalling the selfless sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and his son Hazrat Ismail (AS), one should not forget those who sacrificed their lives for the protection and integrity of the country.

“Eid celebrations must include the family members of martyrs as well,” they added.

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