RAWALPINDI: The Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi's Special Representative Allama Basharat Hussain Imami along with senior TNFJ leadership is addressing a Press conference during the central Chehlum procession, here Thursday. - Staff Photo

Munawar Naqvi

RAWALPINDI: The Chehlum (Arbaeen-e-Hussaini) of Shaheed-e-Azam and Mohsin-e-Insaniyyat Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.) and his 72 diehard companions was observed with traditional religious spirit, devotion and respect throughout the world and the country, Thursday.
In Rawalpindi, main Chehlum procession was taken out from Imambargah Ashiq Hussain Teli Mohallah, Imambargah Col. Maqbool Hussain and Imambargah Hifazat Ali Shah Bohar Bazar.
The Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya, Pakistan, Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi while addressing a gathering here at the headquarters of the Maktab-e-Tashihsaid that Hussain (A.H.) is the guaranteed protection of the Islam and Sharia and support and appeasement for the hearts of oppressed people. Presence of banned organizations in Council of Islamic Ideology is a question mark? Even if countless code of conduct and system and procedure are developed, until there will be no practical implementation and strict action against aggressors, everything will be vain. Without sending Durood on Holy Prophet (SAAW)and his pious progeny, prayers cannot be addressed and this is collectively accepted by both Shia and Sunni schools of thought.
Agha Moosavi said to counter the policies of Kharjies and Nasabies of pushing the values of Ahle Bait (A.S.), collective plan will have to be designed. The great and glorious congregation of the Arbaeen at Karbala is proving the no power in the world can stop the path of Hussainiyat.
Meanwhile addressing the media personnel in the procession of Arbaeen, Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi’s Special RepresentativeAllama Basharat Hussain Imami said that followers of Imam-e-Mazloom (A.S.), in accordance with the action of the companion of the Holy Prophet (SAAW), Hazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah Al Ansari (RA), observed the Arbaeen of seventy-two martyrs of Karbala and paid homage to the victory of Hazrat Zainab (SA). Participation of both Sunni and Shia schools of thought is proving that there is no sectarian conflict anywhere in the world, those who put them apart are definitely supported by RAW and Mossad. Government approach only those who carry the policy of flattering and not of those who are true and sincere and real representatives of public.
Basharat Imami said that violating the principles of Islam and establishing new committees itself is insult to constitution, nation will not accept any decision made by non-representative members. He said Agha Hamid Moosavi stance is absolutely correct that when new cities towns can be established, new schools and organizations can be built then why not new processions can be carried out? He demanded that till 8th of Rabiul Awwal, processions of mourning will be carried out which should be given protection in accordance with 1985 Junejo-Moosavi agreement signed on May 21, 1985.
Later, addressing the main gathering of the Chehlum procession at Fawwara Chowk, Allama Syed Qamar Haider Zaidi highlighted the matchless sacrifice presented by Imam-e-Mazloom and talked about the persecutions faced the ladies of the household of Prophethood when they get back to Madina one year after the incident of Karbala and captivity.
Later, after performing Zanjeer-Zani at Fawwara Chowk, the participants of the main Chehlum procession reached Raja Bazar and Purana Qila where Zuljinah processions taken out from Imambargah Kashmirian Tyre Bazar, Darbar Shah Chan Chiragh also merged into the main procession. The main Chehlum procession terminated at Imambargah Qadeem after passing through Jamia Masjid Road and Imambara Chowk. Mukhtar Students Organisation District Rawalpindi had set up Azadari Camp at Fawwara Chowk and Mukhtar Organisation had set up Azadari Camp near Imambargah Qadeemii Hussaini Mohaz where MSO and MO workers and children belonging to Mukhtar Generation performed their duties. Ibrahim Scouts had set up Medical Camps at Habib Bank Chowk, Raja Bazar and Jamia Masjid Road to facilitate the Matmis. Office-bearers of Divisional and District Muharram Committees of the Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya and MF volunteers remained with the procession throughout along with heavy contingent of police.
Meanwhile, according to information reaching the headquarters of the Maktab-e-Tashih, Arbaeen-e-Hussaini Chehlum Shuhada-e-Karbala processions were taken out from all small and big cities and town including Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sukkur, Khairpur, Hyderabad, Dera Ismail Khan, Jhang, Sargodha, Layyah, Khushab, Chakwal, Jhelum, Dera Murad Jamali, and Jacobabad.