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Eid represents Muslim unity: Kaira

August 20, 2012

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Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira. — Photo by AFP

LALA MUSA: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that Eidul Fitr is one of the Islamic festivals representing Muslim unity.

Talking to media after meeting with various delegations here at Dera-e-Kaira on Sunday, he expressed the concern that Eid is being made controversial, which destroys its real spirit of Muslim unity and solidarity.

He said that in today's scientific and technological era, we are still entangled in petty matters, citing, “We can give Muslims' solidarity message to the world but through forging unity in our ranks.”

Kaira said when Muslim gala Eidul Fitr is around the corner, the drone attacks are very unfortunate, which will affect the Pakistan's efforts for elimination of the menace of terrorism.

The US and the allied forces have time and again conveyed this matter of great concern but they are not paying any heed to this stance, which will ultimately have damaging effects.

The Federal Information Minister said that Karachi has once again witnessed a wave of violence after peace for a few days, asserting that all the political forces will have to support and strengthen the government to control violent incidents in the port city.

To a question, he said, “Surely, its government responsibility, however, all the political parties must show sincerity on the issue of Karachi.”

Earlier, the Federal Minister listened to the people's problems and assures them of their early solution. On this occasion, the PPP District President Chaudhy Tahir Zaman Kaira was also present.