Urging people to follow footsteps of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said that the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the torch bearer of truth and courage against tyranny.


In a statement, the PTI chief paid tribute to the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) grandson, saying, “As Muslims we pay rich tributes to the sacrifices offered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) who was the real liberator of Islam.”


Imran said that Pakistan is at a stage where values such as honesty, tolerance, solidarity and welfare for the poor are challenged, and adopting teachings of Islam could “save us from the prevalent evils in society.”


He said that Karbala changed the direction of Muslim history, adding that Pakistan should take a stand against social ills like corruption, bad governance and cruelty that has caused immense damage.


He noted, “We as nation today are at a crossroad where again the very values which our religion teaches us , honesty, integrity, tolerance for all, welfare of the down trodden and poor have been challenged. It is our belief that teachings of Islam should be practiced and lived in our everyday life.”


It is for the Muslim Ummah in general and Pakistan in particular to stand up against those who have destroyed the society through corruption, mis-governance, exploitation, misleading the people through lies and looting the national coffer for self aggrandizement.


The former cricketer urged the nation not to tolerate this situation anymore and to rise in the spirit of the martyrs of Karbala and change the course of this nation through the forthcoming elections and expose all those who have brought upon to this nation the current status.


“To go out and choose those who believe in true change and upholding the values for which Imam Husain sacrificed his life. The true success of nation lies in the prosperity, wellbeing of its people and creating a society where there is peace and love amongst the populace”, he added.


The nation must learn from Imam Husain and his followers and each of one us should stand up and be counted for what we stand for not bow our head to the forces which practice the values of Yazidiat.