Lahore, July 31, 2020 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has extended greetings to the nation and appealed to celebrate Eid ul-Adha with simplicity due to the corona. In his message, the CM expressed the satisfaction that anti-corona steps have proved useful. However, the nation should remain watchful and follow the SOPs because it is the matter of protection of human lives, he maintained. We also pay tributes to those who have sacrificed their lives due to corona, he added. The CM said the Eid ul-Adha is the festival of sacrifice and sharing happiness.

It is our social obligation to help alleviate the indigent strata, he said. We should also commit to avoiding social evils like backbiting, hypocrisy and lies. The Pakistanis should show unswerving probity and leave behind the societal curse of criticism for the sake of criticism and levelling baseless allegations for the sake of allegations so that the country could move forward. We should also remember the brave sons who have sacrificed their lives for the protection of motherland, he added. He stressed that ensuring participation of the heirs of the martyrs in the joys of Eid is our collective responsibility. Similarly, we should also remember oppressed Kashmiris who are a continued victim of Indian state-sponsored tyranny in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

The mistreated Kashmiris are celebrating eid under lockdown, being continued for the last 12 months, in Indian Occupied Kashmir. They are hapless victims of tyrannical Indian policies, he deplored. The CM regretted the immoral, illegal and unconstitutional steps of the Hindu supremacist Modi regime have deprived the Kashmiris of their joys of eid. I salute my Kashmiri brethren on this eid and we should promote the passion of brotherhood by avoiding internal differences. Today, we should also give a message of jointly working hard for national development, the CM concluded.

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