Gilgit, December 22: The prominent Shia leader, Imam Juma-al-Jamat of the Central Shia Mosque in Gilgit city, has said that he is ready to say prayers behind a Sunni Imam. He proposed that on one Friday the Shias should pray behind a Sunni Imam and on another Friday the Sunnis should pray behind a Shia Imam.
“If Shias and Sunnis can say their prayer behind one Imam in Saudia, why can’t they do so in Gilgit”, the top Shia cleric of Gilgit – Baltistan said, while addressing a religious gathering in the Napura locality of Gilgit city.
Agha also praised the district administration and the political leadership for maintaining peace during the Ashura processions.
He further said that the Shias and Sunnis are not each other’s enemies. “The agents of imperialism are pitting us against each other”, he alleged.