While the fears of a new episode of sectarian militancy are on the rise in Gilgit city, the announcement by Agha Rahat al Hussain Hussaini that students from all sects would be welcome at a library of the largest Shia mosque in Gilgit city, promised hopes of reconciliation and tolerance.
Touring the mosque along with representatives from all three sects, poets, intellectuals, journalists and other local notables the Imam Juma wal Jamat expressed his desire to promote harmony in the region.
We appreciate and welcome the gesture and hope that leaders of the other sects would complement by taking similar positive steps. Harmony is the corner stone of all social development. People can’t talk of progress while living with survival mentality. To take our people out of survival mentality these steps are long overdue and much awaited, from all quarters. Nur