Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dr. Sarfraz Naeemi: A great man is mourned in Pakistan

Photo at Dawn dot com Sunday June 14, 2009

Excerpts from article with hopefully a few more later...

"Dr Naeemi had no rivalry with any one" say persons who knew him well.

A member of the executive body of Naeemia Association of Pakistan, said Dr Naeemi had never accepted his security request, saying he did not want anyone to be killed along with him.

(Others) said they had suffered a great loss as "Dr Naeemi had devoted his life to create harmony among all sects and raised his voice against anti-Muslim elements."

State funeral for late Sarfaraz Naeemi

By Muhammad Faisal Ali

Sunday, 14 Jun, 2009 | 02:21 AM PST |

LAHORE: The state funeral for Dr Sarfraz Naeemi, who was killed in a suicide attack at his Jamia Naeemia office in Garhi Shahu soon after Friday prayers, was held at Nasser Bagh amid tight security on Saturday afternoon.

His body was presented a guard of honour by a contingent of Punjab police on the Lower Mall before the funeral which was attended by thousands of his followers, a couple of provincial ministers and office-bearers and activists of different political parties. People from all parts of the country reached here to attend the funeral...

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ReeBz said...

No doubt Its a great loss which has no compensation.
such people with great qualities born in centuries but are lost so suddenly.
I just wish for security and safety for every Pakistani citizen,but i know its just a dream.
there are so many famous ppl who lost their lives in Pakistan by becoming the victim of terrorism;
Hakeem Muhammad Saeed
Liaqat ali khan
Benazir bhutto etc,and
uncountable religious scholars.

Until and unless we are united against Evil like at the time of Pakistan's creation, we are bound only to SEE dreams!!

Connie L. Nash said...

Thank You for this heart-wrenching comment, ReeBz! How passionately many of us pray that this beautiful - reasonable dream for basic security and safety will become a reality soon and long-term. I want also to look up and study the lives and teachings of the other great leaders whom you have mentioned and to add to the multitudes --like you --who want to show that their spirits have not died.

Imagine the multiplied dreams and devotion fleshed-out by multitudes of determined, elevated and compassionate work by millions of Pakistanis and others around the globe - on a moment-by-moment basis.

(Not least of which are the daily offerings of time, energy, resources and personal goals for those in such desperate need - the displaced. Along with the great need, let's also be energized by the self-giving of so many young and old, trained and untrained - including students who are giving their all that others may live as well. And also the compassion for the poorest from the very same brave lawyers who recently marched and thrilled the world by their resolute dedication for the return of the rule of law. And so many others: writers, doctors, film-makers, teachers and the list goes on and on...)

Surely this prayer and hope and the daily acts of mercy will together bring out of these wishes and dreams a clear reality - surely this is inevitable - a dream based on the solid and high foundation upon which Pakistan was built - principles which (along with Pakistani devotion) are inspiring more and more people around the world.

Khurram Ali Shafique said...

Here is something about Liaquat Ali Khan:

Connie L. Nash said...

Thanx for the comment, Khurram. I highly esteem your biographical items - all.