Karwan-e-Gherat Jalsa at Lasbela Chowk on 06th May 2012
- OUR ACCEPTANCE OF OUR HUMILIATION IS THE ROOT OF OUR PROBLEMS.
- ETHNIC AND PARTY FLAGS MUST BECOME SUBSERVIENT TO THE NATIONAL FLAG.
- DR. AAFIA HAD A DREAM OF AN EDUCATED PAKISTAN AND BOOKS IN THE HANDS OF EVERY CHILD BUT OUR ENEMIES HAVE PUT GUNS IN THEIR HANDS INSTEAD OF BOOKS”.
- Getting AAFIA BACK REQUIRES NO MILITARY CONCESSIONS, NO FINALCIAL HARDSHIP, NO TERRITORIAL COMPROMISE: ONLY THE UNIFIED VOICE OF A NATION.
Dr Fowzia (sister of Pride of Pakistan, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui) stated that honor and dignity are blessings from Allah but need to be earned. On the other hand, humiliation, and collective apathy are curses that eat away a society like termites destroy a superficially solid structure. She said that Pakistan, as a nation, is daily living through the consequences of humility and apathy (bey-hissi). The collective tolerance of the disgrace of how we treat our daughters, how we ignore illegal disappearances, how we marginalize our minorities and how we have become indifferent to daily killings like lyari, gilgit, Kashmir, drones, etc has brought us to our present state of insecurity, distrust and lawlessness.She said she was proud that such people still walked the streets of Pakistan and that the Aafia Movement will not rest until the nation’s honor is restored and Aafia returns home, The Karwan-e-Ghairat has now taken off !
Pasban president Altaf Shakoor, Aafia movement coordinator lesbella Faheem Khan, Shakeel Ahmad Shaikh, and regional business and religious leaders also addressed the occasion.