Islamabad:March 01:Today is one of the darkest days in the country’s history because on this day gunmen of a sect of Muslims killed dozens of passengers of another sect out of sheer hatred and in cold blood, said International Islamic University Islamabad Rector Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik on Tuesday, says a press release.
This act of terrorism took place in Kohistan where buses going from Rawalpindi to Gilgit was ambushed and over 20 passengers of a particular sect were shot dead by terrorists.
Professor Malik expressed these views speaking at a seminar titled ‘The problems facing the youth and their solution’, organised by Youth Leadership Society at IIUI, in which Professor Ahmed Rafiq Akhtar was the chief guest. Renowned columnist Haroon Rasheed also spoke on the occasion.
Professor Malik said that youth are the asset and future of any nation. He said youth should think across and above sectarian lines if they want to see the country prosper. He said the problems youth are facing can be resolved through their proper guidance.
He said some elements are trapping the youth into sectarian violence and ethnic biases. Haroon Rashid stressed the children to focus on their education. He said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah wanted Muslim youth to become good scholar. It was only for a short while when Quaid-e-Azam allowed students to take part in protests against the then rulers. Prof. Ahmad Rafique could not complete his lecture due to some health problem. The seminar was attended by a good number of students and teachers.
In the meanwhile Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik distributed souvenirs among the candidates who successfully completed the 51st Islamic Orientation Course for teachers organized by Dawah Academy. In this course teachers from almost all parts of Khaber Pakhtunkhuwah participated.
He remembered how Bacha Khan get down to the task of educating people of his area, setting up a string of schools that offended the British rulers of his time.
He said Bacha Khan had presented the notion of social welfare in its pure and crude form. He said Bacha Khan wanted to make Khudai Khidmatgar. “unfortunately, the vision of Bacha Khan was politicised after his death and his predecessors failed to spread his message.
He stressed that people should break through the boundaries of sects and languages. He hoped that participants of the course will spread a message of peace and development in their respective areas. Dawah Academy in-charge of training programme Dr. Imtiaz Zafar thanked Prof. Malik and participants of the event in the end.The news.