LARKANA: President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto has said that only through supreme sacrifice, which Id-ul-Azha symbolises, can the sacred cause of Islam be vindicated. In a message to the nation on the occasion of Id-ul-Azha, the President said: “If we choose the path of sacrifice and unity as enjoined by Islam, success surely awaits us.”
“On this day of Id-ul-Azha,” the President said, “our thoughts are with those who are suffering for Pakistan.
“Our hearts bleed for the prisoners, both military and civilian, detained in India in inhuman conditions in flagrant violation of international law and morality, he added. The President’s message said: “This third Id after the tragic events of 1971 serves as a reminder to us that only through supreme sacrifice, which Id-ul-Azha symbolizes, can the sacred cause of Islam be vindicated.
“The dismemberment of Pakistan, the anguish suffered by our nation and the incarceration of our prisoners of war were doubtless due to a conspiracy against Pakistan. …
“Let not this day be another feast or ritual. We must remember that Pakistan is today on the cross-roads of crisis. If we choose the path of sacrifice and unity, as enjoined by Islam, success surely awaits us.” — News agencies
Published in Dawn, January 16th, 2023