Islamic Revolution 31st Anniversary celebrated in Pakistan

jos_imam-khomeini-300x190 Thirty-first anniversary of the victory of Islamic revolution was celebrated across Pakistan on Thursday. According to the Shiite News Correspondent, Many programmes were held to mark the anniversary in big cities in particular. Hujjat ul Islam Maulana Jawad Naqvi spoke at a gathering late Wednesday night at a local hall here. He paid tributes of Imam Khomeini, founder of Islamic revolution and first Constitutional head of the state after the victory of the revolution. Mr. Naqvi said that Iranian nation set an example and precedent for the oppressed and disadvantaged people and victims of the brutal monarchic and dictatorial rule of hereditary king. He said that Islamic revolution proved that practicing true Islam is sole peaceful, moderate and rational way to attain the legitimate and inalienable rights of the downtrodden people. Apart from Pakistani supporters of Islamic revolution, Iranian embassy and consulates also arranged programs to celebrate the anniversary. Karachi University’s Vice Chancellor, Pirzada Qasim Siddiqui, a Sunni Muslim scholar and educationist, eulogized Islamic revolution at a celebration at Khana-e-Farhang in Karachi. It remains an interesting fact that Pakistani secular persons also support the foreign policy of Islamic Republic of Iran, let alone the religious Pakistani Muslims. Even the critics and opponents admit Iranian revolution’s intellectual groundswell. “Iran’s Islamic revolution stands at the opposite pole of the Taliban and al-Qaeda’s ideology unleashed on Pakistan today,” Suroosh Irfani, a Lahore based educationist and writer, wrote in a column in a pro-U.S. secular Daily Times on April 26, 2009. In fact, he had quoted Yale Professor and former Carnegie scholar Abbas Amanat who noted several years ago that Iranian revolution gave rise to a new historical consciousness relatively free of historical biases and prejudice. Mr. Irfani, however, admitted an incontrovertible fact that Iranian revolution is the spectacle of pacifist Islam it enacted at a cosmic scale never before witnessed in human history. According to him unarmed supporters of the revolution in Iran, became a model for non-violent revolutions in Eastern Europe that unraveled autocratic states and the Soviet bloc a decade later. However, ordinary Pakistanis support Islamic revolution because of its free and bold policies, self-reliance, defense of Islam and Muslims by just approaches and unwavering support for Palestine and uncompromising opposition to Zionist regime of Israel.


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