Qazi urges people to donate to Kashmir Fund
18 November 2003
The News International
KARACHI: Central Vice-President of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and Amir Jam'aat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan Qazi Hussain Ahmed has said the Ummah would always stand by the people of Kashmir, Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan.'Karachi and its citizens have always kept alive the concept of oneness of the Muslim Ummah,' said Qazi at the start of a campaign to collect Kashmir Fund at Tariq Road on Tuesday.'While we are preparing for Eid here, our brethren in Kashmir, Palestine and Iraq are in great distress. The Kashmiris are enduring crackdowns, sieges and arrests and are being murdered ruthlessly. Kashmiri women are being molested in their own homes, and youth are put to severe tortures. 'In Palestine, the Israeli troops are demolishing Muslim towns. Iraq has been destroyed through bombardment,' he said.However, he said the Muslim Ummah was not in slumber. 'We feel the pain our brethren in Kashmir, Palestine and Iraq are suffering from,' he said and urged the people never to forget their Muslim brethren in their prayers and extend them all moral and financial help.Qazi said whatever the stance of the rulers be, the people of Pakistan would never leave the people of Kashmir, Iraq, etc, alone. He said the oppression would soon come to an end and Kashmir would be liberated. He praised the enthusiasm of the men, women and children who generously donated to the Kashmir Fund.