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Country heading towards progress for the first time ever: CJP

29 October, 2018

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Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Sunday said he can feel the country heading towards progress for the first time ever. “For the first time, it feels like the country is taking off towards progress and if collective efforts are made with sincerity, the country will soon achieve the goal of development,” he told reporters after performing the inaugural ceremony of the 975th annual urs of Hazrat Ali bin Usman Al-Hajveri, popularly known as Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh (RA) here at Data Darbar.

The chief justice appealed to the people to contribute for dams who leheartedly as construction of dams was very much necessary for water security in the country. “The nation is actively donating to the dam fund. The construction of dams is essential. We have to build dams on an immediate basis as they are very crucial for us,” he said. The chief justice said that sufi scholars always emphasised on following Islam in its true spirit. “Islam gives a message to serve people and to create facilities for them,” he said, adding that there are a number of things in the country which needed to be corrected. “We have to express our love for the country by discharging our duties honestly,” he added. On the occasion, the chief justice was also given cheques by several devotees for the dam fund. Later, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq Qadri said teachings of Sufi scholars needed to be followed in letter and spirit, adding that everyone has to play due role for the progress and prosperity of the country.

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