Addressing the national conference in memory of late Qazi Husain Ahmed here on Wednesday, he said: "Pakistan is like mother to us and the centre of our love, and living and dying fort the country is the part of our faith. These are no hollow slogans as we have offered lives for this country," he added.
Sirajul Haq said that anyone who took up arms in the name f religion was a criminal like the one who took up arms for any regional, ethnic or communal cause. He noted that the first decree against terrorism was given by the Imam of the Holy Ka'ba.
He urged the government to try to create national harmony by striving to restore peace in the light of the decisions of the three APCs, instead of harassing the three million Madressah students. The government should not shake the national unity created against terrorism, he added.
The JI chief said the rulers could please the US by declaring a war against the Islam lovers and by executing them but in that case, they would not be earning the pleasure of Allah and His Prophet (PBUH). He said the religion should not be blamed for terrorism because religion only preached love, tolerance and harmony. He said the government had not accepted the amendment presented by the JI although that was in the interest of all.
Sirajul Haq said that Qazi Husain Ahmed had struggle against injustice till his last breath. Qazi Sahib was a practical man and people all over the world had great love and respect for him.
Earlier, speakers paid rich tributes to Qazi Husain Ahmed for his valuable services for the unity of the Ummah and for the solution of problems facing the country and the Muslim world.