New Delhi, Apr 17: Mr. Nusrat Ali, Secretary General Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, has expressed his deep sense of sorrow and grief over the earthquake on the Pakistan-Iran border and devastations of lives and properties it brought. He has expressed his heartfelt sympathy with those killed in this natural disaster and with those whom they left behind.
In a statement in the evening of 16 April, Mr. Ali said that while this natural disaster should be taken as a warning of nature, it should not be overlooked that behind such disasters lie the deeds of human beings as well. Scientific and atomic experiments made deep into the land and seas are also one big cause of it. Scientists themselves confess this fact. Taking lessons from these disasters, Muslim populations in particular should commit their deeds in accordance with the teachings of the Qur’ān and Sunnah.
This earthquake shook the Pakistan-Iran border in the afternoon of 16 April, 2013 and it was 7.8 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was the city of Khash situated on the border of the two countries.