A Shuhada (Martyrs) Convention was held today, under the auspices of Jamat-ud-Dawa, to dispel the deliberate confusions being created in the society following the bombing of Hakimullah Mehsud in a drone strike. Attended by 3000 religious scholars, it was resolved that deliberate confusion is being created by certain segments of the society about ‘martyrdom’ status of the slain warriors.
The religious scholars stressed that the terrorists are increasingly resorting to the menace of Takfeerism (declaring Muslims as Infidels), to justify their atrocities and nefarious aims. It was further underscored that the US is using drone strikes to target tribal Muslims, who as a reaction are resorting to terrorism activities and sabotage.
Appealing to the Government of Pakistan and all the religious-political parties, the scholars pointed out that they should direct their activities towards the real enemy, and shouldn’t confuse the masses in unnecessary debates of attainment of ‘martyrdom’.
Lauding the sacrifices of Pakistani armed forces, the highly learned participants iterated that the Pakistani nation would stand alongside its armed forces, and will give a befitting reply to anyone who dare gaze at Pakistan with mal-intent.
At the end of the conference, a resolution was passed stating that the Government of Pakistan should part way with the United States on the so called ‘War on Terror’, stop the US from carrying on drone strikes on Pakistan’s soil, and carry on negotiations with TTP militants so that peace can be maintained.