ISLAMABAD – President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have sent congratulatory messages to the Pakistani people and Muslim Ummah on the advent of the Holy month of Ramazan. The President has urged the need for adopting preventive measures including social distancing and other healthcare precautions during the holy month of Ramazan to check the spread of deadly coronavirus pandemic.
“We have to ensure that all religious activities are done in a maximum possible protective environment,” he said in his message to nation on beginning of Ramazan.
The President said that besides praying to Allah Almighty to rid the country and world of this deadly contagion, the people should also specially take care of the needy, deserving and daily wagers during the holy month.
He said that at the moment the whole world was worried due to COVID-19 and was striving and taking measures to curb the pandemic.
The President said, “As per the directions of medical experts, so far prevention is the only way to check this contagion.”
“Insha Allah, we together will succeed in overcoming this challenge,” he added.
The President congratulated the whole nation and Muslim Ummah on the advent of the holy month of Ramazan.
“We have once again been provided by Allah Almighty with the opportunity of benefitting from the blessings of Ramazan ul Mubarik,” he added.
The President said that the purpose of fasting – religious duty of Muslims as per the command of Allah Almighty was to create the quality of piety.
“Piety means prevention. As in our practical life, we try to avoid prickly path, likewise a believer should avoid such things which have been prohibited by Allah Almighty,” he said and added, “Ramazan is the month of training for such prevention”.
“Furthermore, the objective of this holy month is not only to get people realize about the issues of poor, deserving and downtrodden, through hunger and thirst, but also to promote economic and non-economic justice at all levels so as to block the way of social problems by creating balance in society,” he remarked.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that by demonstrating selflessness and sacrifice in the holy month of Ramazan, the Pakistani nation will especially help the needy and poor segments of the society, who have suffered a lot due to the lockdown situation.
‘‘During the sacred moments we should pray to Allah Almighty to steer the whole humanity from the present testing times, and help our country and people as well as guide us to come out from the crisis as a more strong and united nation,’’ the prime minister said in his message on the advent of Ramazan ul Mubarak.
Congratulating the nation and the entire Muslim Ummah on the dawn of Ramazan, he said the purpose of the holy month was to create the passion and spirit for piety, selflessness and sympathy in the faithful through exercising self-restraint and self-control.
Besides bearing hunger and thirst, the fasting promoted caring and feelings of sympathy for others, he added.
The prime minister said the whole humankind was confronted with the harmful effects of COVID-19 and even the most powerful nations seemed to be helpless in front of the pandemic.