ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani have called for end to trivial differences and unity in their messages on the occasion of 'Yaum-e-Ashur or 10th of Muharram to be observed in the country on Tuesday (today). 'We have to forget our trivial differences and adopt the teachings of Islam and promote peace, security and brotherhood, President Zardari said in his message. Today, he said the way to pay tribute to Imam Hussain (AS), the leader of martyrs is to follow his values wholeheartedly and seek forgiveness for sins so that internal problems can be solved successfully. He said today it is 10th of Muharram 1433 and Youm-e-Ashur and the month of Muharram is a revered and venerated month which according to Holy Quran carries a special sacredness. 'Even before the advent of Islam, this month was seen with reverence and then Islam elevated its respect and Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his associates observed fast, he said, adding,'for us, this day also holds importance as the grandson of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) alongwith his 72 companions embraced martyrdom in Karbala. He said the event of Karbala is very significant which affected every aspect of human life, unveiled aspects of superior character, provided standards to judge a person and increased knowledge and light by piercing the dark curtains of ignorance and deceptions. The President said Youm-e-Ashur gives a lesson of sacrifice and piety for achieving higher objectives. Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) decided to live life as a lasting symbol of truthfulness to make realise the followers of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that they should have the basic values of good character including tolerance, endurance, sacrifice, equality, justice and fairness, he added. The President urged countrymen to follow in the footsteps of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and adopt his values to eradicate all kinds of ignorance from the country. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in his message said that his government will 'continue to fight against terrorism and extremism unless these forces are thoroughly routed. 'We are fully determined and on this day of Ashura, we reiterate our pledge that we would further strengthen unity, political and social harmony, mutual tolerance, and brotherhood in our ranks,he said. The Prime Minister said: 'Come and let us vow that we would follow the principles espoused by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) for security of our motherland and glory of Islam and would not hesitate to offer any sacrifice for the sake of Islamic principles. The Prime Minister said, 'We can become an ideal society if we adopt the principles of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) in our individual and collective lives.Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) sacrificed his life for his cherished principles, he added. Gilani said: 'Today is the day of Ashura. This day has a special significance in Islamic history. This is the day when Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the Holy Prophets (PBUH) grandson, took on the forces of falsehood for the glory of Islam. 'On this very day, the battle was fought between the forces of truth and falsehood, which would continue to impart Muslims a lesson of sustained struggle against oppression and tyranny till the Day of Judgment, he said ,adding, 'infact, this battle for truth is not only a beacon for the Muslims but also for the entire mankind. The Prime Minister said the incident of Karbala proved to the world that it is the truth which holds sway in fight against the evil forces. If a nation is on the right path and bearer of truth, superiority in military weapons cannot discourage or defeat it, he observed. The Prime Minister said the power of faith is so strong that it can bring down any adversary. 'In the plains of Karbala, the companions of Imam Hussain (RA) were very small in number with little weapons. But they fought bravely against the forces of Yazid that were equipped with the state of art weaponry and thus became instrumental in the victory of truth over falsehood. The battle between forces of truth and falsehood imparts us a lesson of sacrifice and selflessness, he added. He said this great event in the human history taught that they can fight against any challenge by implementing the universal principles of Islam. 'We must create a spirit of forbearance, sympathy and tolerance. Our great religion, Islam, stands for brotherhood, equality, truthfulness, and justice, he added. The Prime Minister said by implementing the principles of Imam Hussain (RA) in their lives, Muslims can succeed in this world and the hereafter but also ensure the universality of the Islamic message. Gilani said the strife and challenges faced by dear homeland these days at individual and collective level represent a battle between truth and falsehood. 'By following Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) in his footprints, we are determined against the forces of falsehood in this battle, he said. He said by the grace of Allah Almighty, with the support of people of Pakistan and strength of our faith, we would succeed in this world and in the world hereafter by defeating the forces of falsehood.