Path to Sufism could lead to global peace, says Qaim
RANIPUR: The world can benefit from the philosophy of Sufism as it holds the means to overcome the social and economic issues confronting the globe.
This was stated by the Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, as he laid a floral wreath on the mausoleum of Hazrat Sachal Sarmast at Daraz Sharif in Ranipur town of Khairpur on Friday on the occasion of the 191st Urs celebrations of the Sufi poet.
The chief minister, while addressing a ceremony on this occasion, said that love, peace, equality and tolerance had been the hallmark of Sachal Sarmast’s message. He said that the mystic poets had played a vital role in spreading the spirit of Sufism.
Shah paid rich tribute to the scholars and poets who had been spreading the message of Sufism. He said that the present PPP government had been following in the footsteps of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto by paying attention to the renovation and maintenance of the shrines of Shah Latif Bhitai, Sachal Sarmast and Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.
The chief minister, while taking notice of the complaints against grabbing of the shrine’s land, ordered the DIG of Sukkur to get the land recovered from the possession of the land mafia. He also asked the police official to launch a crackdown on the drug peddlers.
Shah also ordered installation of tubewells in the area as well as an inquiry into the alleged siphoning off of funds worth millions of rupees meant for repairing the existing tubewells. Meanwhile, Sindh Auqaf Minister Dr Rafique Ahmed told the ceremony that the Auqaf Department by virtue of the 18th Amendment had been devolved to the Sindh government.