Islamabad, November 16, 2001.
President General Pervez Musharraf Friday said the government was
making sincere efforts to steer country out of
current tribulation. "It is our
utmost endeavour to safeguard country's interests from negative impacts of
current situation," he said in a message to the nation on the advent of
Ramazanul Mubarik. "Surrounded by grave national and international
problems we are also striving to secure
interests of Muslims in the region and the
regional peace," the President said. He said at present on one hand
across our Western border the campaign was
continuing against terrorism and also making
Pakistan to suffer, while on the other hand, the President said, our
old foe appeared busy in preparing for adventurism against us
through various excuses and tactics.
Meanwhile, some extremist elements within the country were also
trying to involve the government in an unwanted confrontation, he added.
"But the government was whole heartedly busy in fighting out these
challenges and steer the country out these afflictions," President
said. He however said, to guarantee the success of these
endeavours it is need of the hour that the whole nation, enriched with
religious spirit, demonstrates national cohesion. He said the holy month
Ramazan will provide us an opportunity to fast during daytime and pray to
Allah during nights so that the Almighty bestows us the courage and
resolution to counter hardships and difficulties facing us.
The President congratulated the nation and the whole Ummah on the
commencement of Ramazanul Mubarak as the Almighty has once again provided
us an occasion to benefit from benedictions of
Ramazan. He said it is the respectable month and
is not only called the month of Allah but also is the
month during which Pakistani nation broke the shackles of colonial
establish independent state for itself. "Allah selected the sacred
night of 27th Ramazanul Mubarak for Pakistan's independence," the
Presidentsaid. In this context, where on one hand getting freedom during
this month is a spiritual honour for the nation,
he said, on the other hand it alsocarries message that
Pakistani society must be reflective of a sacrificing,
tolerant and poor loving society. "This is the message that the month of
Ramazan teaches us," the President added.
He said praying to God during this month will be rewarded manifold
than praying during other days, Musharraf said. "This is the month when
prayers bear success. Muslims fast during whole of the month that also
teaches them patience and care for others," the President maintained. The
President prayed to Allah to showers His benedictions on us and help us
the country a cradle of peace and security.