Islamabad October 23, 2015: Co-Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party and former President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Hazrat Imam Hussain’s supreme sacrifice contained a pristine message for all times; resist tyranny, oppression and falsehood at all costs and under all circumstances.
In a message on the Yom-e-Ashur, he said that Imam Hussain stands as the beacon of light illumining the path for generations to traverse.
On this day we pay homage to the martyrs of Karbala and also pledge to resist tyranny, injustice and oppression, he said.
Tyranny and oppression has stealthily reared its ugly head in new forms and new manifestations in our land albeit behind the façade of pious intentions. The need for emulating the example of Imam Hussain in resisting injustice and oppression is quite obvious, he said.
On this day therefore let us reiterate our resolve that no matter what the odds we shall neither submit before oppression and injustice nor let the evil have its sway, the PPP Co-Chair said.
The former President also asked the people to rise above sectarianism and forge unity among their ranks.
The need for harmony and tolerance has never been as great as it is today, he said