LAHORE The Minhajul Quran organised a Milad March from the Punjab Assembly to Data Darbar on Sunday to welcome the Rabiul Awal and express love for the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Hundreds of people from various walks of life participated in the march in the City, the event that was also organised in Gujranwala and Rawalpindi. The participants were carrying flags of Minhajul Quran, posters of Dr Tahirul Qadri, placards and banners inscribed with writings relating to respect and messages of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The route of the March was fully decorated with banners put up to welcome the advent of the Rabi-ul-Awal urging the Muslims to celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in a befitting manner. Dr Raheeq Abbasi, central secretary general of MQI and Irshad Tahir, Ameer of MQI Lahore chapter, jointly led the Milad March, while other central and provincial leaders were also present on this occasion. Addressing the participants, Dr Raheeq Abbasi said only those societies have the capacity and determination to eradicate the evils of terrorism and extremism which are illumined with the love of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He said love for the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had attracted thousands of people to the March. All of these people are ambassadors of peace and strongly condemn the forces of terrorism, extremism and radicalism, which have brought the Islamic teachings into disrepute. Dr Abbasi He said the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is the greatest occasion of happiness for the Muslims around the globe. The terrorist philosophy has not stemmed from Madina but from somewhere else, he added. He said the conduct of spiritual gatherings and Milad Conferences during Rabi-ul-Awal would help eliminate the attitudes of terrorism and extremism. Faizur Rehman Durrani, central Ameer of MQI and Syed Farhat Hussain Shah led the Dua for peace and prosperity of Pakistan to conclude the Milad March.