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Holy sites security every Muslim’s duty: Ghamidi

Holy sites security every Muslim’s duty: Ghamidi

LAHORE: Imam of Ka’aba Dr Khalid Al-Ghamidi says Saudi-led allied forces are in the battlefield for defending Harmain Sharifain.

He also lauded the role of Pakistan government and political parties for protecting the holy sites.

He was speaking at an Ulema convention organised by the Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith here on Sunday.

Senator Sajid Mir chaired the sitting while federal minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq and state minister Abid Sher Ali, JI’s Liaquat Baloch, JuP’s Ijaz Hashmi and Zawwar Bahadur, All Pakistan Ulema Council chief Tahir Ashrafi, Allama Husain Akbar and JuD’s Maulana Amir Hamza attended it.

Dr Ghamidi said security of the holy sites was the duty of each Muslim and that the allied forces, led by Saudi Arabia, were already engaged in a war against Houthi insurgents for the same purpose. He said a big fitnawas surfacing in Yemen in the form of the Houthi insurgents and the allied forces were trying to eliminate the menace which had displaced innocent women and children from their homes.

The Imam-i-Ka’aba said the rebels had dismantled the constitutional government of Yemen and expressed their designs of making Harmain Sharifain their next target. He said Saudi Arabia extended its help to the legal Yemeni government and checked the advancement of the Houthis, adding the allied forces would stop their fight only after restoring the constitutional government in Yemen.

The participants of the convention, representing all the religious schools of thought, showed solidarity with the Imam of Ka’aba by holding each other’s hands.

CM HOUSE: Dr Ghamidi also called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at the CM House before speaking at a meeting of religious leaders.

Shahbaz assured him of unconditional support to Riyadh.

Published in Dawn, April 27th, 2015

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