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July 21, 2021

Eid messages: Spirit of sacrifice key to success, stress Alvi, Khan

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July 21, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Extending greetings on Eid-ul-Azha, President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have urged the people to inculcate the spirit of sacrifice for achieving success as well as extending support to the poor and the needy on this auspicious occasion.

In his Eid message, the President felicitated the Pakistani nation and the whole Muslim Ummah, and expressed his best wishes. Dr Alvi stressed upon the people to extend all possible help and support to the poor and the needy on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

He said the day rekindled the lessons of supreme sacrifices and obedience of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismail (AS). “The day reminds us that Allah Almighty had tested His pious personalities through different ordeals and it was a lesson for us to remain prepared and determined for any test in life. Giving sacrifices to achieve an objective is a key to success.” Dr Alvi said the world was passing through coronavirus pandemic which had badly affected the humanity across the world, adding even the big and powerful governments had failed to provide relief to their people.

He appealed to the nation to strictly observe coronavirus precautionary measures — including wearing of masks, hand washing and social distancing so as to overcome the global challenge with determination.

In his message, Prime Minister Imran Khan said without inculcating the spirit of sacrifice, a nation could not aspire to achieve development.

Khan conveyed his felicitations to the whole Pakistani nation and the Muslim world.

He said sacrificing an animal on this holy festival manifested that a person had to sacrifice human desires for the achievement of the highest ideals. Such a passion generated a quality in humans that would not let them sidetrack from the right path, he added.

The Prime Minister opined that it was the passion which helped the Pakistani nation to save itself from the global coronavirus pandemic with wisdom, national strategy and patience.

“Celebration of Eid-ul-Azha reminds us of the unprecedented and supreme sacrifices of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismail (AS). Allah Almighty liked their act of sacrifice so much that it was declared an obligation for the rest of the Ummah to perform till the Day of Judgement.”

Khan further said economic situation with which the country was confronted had been changing now. “The country’s economy has been put on the right track and as a result of government’s steps, the economic indicators are showing positive trajectory.”

The Prime Minister said the people were being provided with relief through different schemes launched by his government. “The day is not far when Pakistan would be standing equally in the ranks of developed countries and the whole nation would feel pride among the comity of nations,” he added.