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Axed Pak officer won’t stop service

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's former deputy attorney general Khurshid Khan has vowed to "fully volunteer'' himself to sevadari' (voluntary service) at Hindu and Sikh shrines across the world two days after he was sacked over it.

"I am happy that I have become a free man. I will travel all over the world to do seva. I am thankful to authorities, who have spared me from an 8am to 5pm hectic job," Khan, who had recently hit headlines after he polished shoes at temples in India, told TOI on Friday.

Khan first performed seva at gurdwaras in Peshawar as a mark of solidarity with the Sikh community after Taliban killed one of its members in 2010. He performed similar community service at the Golden Temple and other places of worship during his visit to India along with a delegation of Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association.

He said extremists could be reformed by involving them in community service. "I was taking too much insulin for 10 years to lower my blood sugar level. Since I started seva, I gradually got rid of it and have not taken insulin for the last three years.''

He said extremist threats do not bother him and that he is not afraid of death and had even selected a place for his grave. Khan said he plans to work for world peace besides promoting inter-faith harmony in the subcontinent.

He said he would visit Vatican City to do 'seva' for Pope Benedict XVI and seek his help in releasing Aafia Siddiqui , a Pakistani national jailed in the US on terror charges. "Her release will soften the image of US among our religious zealots and will pave way for harmony."

The former law officer said he would apologize to the US about the misdeeds of few Muslim fanatics on the eve of 9/11 anniversary this year.

Publish in Times Of India 4rh Aug`12        Click Here For Detail




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