KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Chief Engineer Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rahman has urged youngsters to play their role in the development of the city, and consider it as a part of their faith.

He expressed these views while addressing JI’s youth convention, held here on Wednesday at JI’s Karachi headquarters Idara Noor-e-Haq.

He urged youngsters to speed up their efforts to bring a peaceful Islamic revolution in the country. “You are the first line of revolution,” Naeem said to them.

The JI leader was of the view that the national scenario in general and situation in Karachi, in particular, necessitated youth’s participation in settling the issues.

He asked young people to realise their responsibilities, while keeping future of the country in view. Naeem further said that three decades of politics of divide and rule had ruined the city of lights.

He added that it was high time that youth came forward and led the city.

He was of the view that darkness of ethnic politics in the city was about to end, and that forces of evil, who had been holding sway for decades, were going to meet their logical end. 

Talking about the issue of Kashmir, he said that the martyrdom of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzafar Wani had had infused a new spirit into the freedom movement. “More than 150 days have passed, but the enthusiasm of Kashmiri people is still at its peak,” he said, and added, “The entire region has been resisting the cruel occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India. JI Youth Wing Karachi president Hafiz Bilal and others also addressed the convention.