Parliament: Balail Is a National Figure despite His Opposing Speeches
Khartoum - Speaker of the Parliament Ahmed Ibrahim Altahir confirmed that the ploys targeting the country will not undermine the country's development, construction, and reconstruction projects and will not stop the self-sacrificing efforts to maintain these projects. He said the country's martyrs had embarked on a path to reinforce the pillars of security and stability all over Sudan to realize permanent peace; and that the rest of the Sudanese will carry on down that path.
He said the fallen martyrs who passed away on the first day of Eid have filled the hearts of all the Sudanese with grief and rocked pools of condolence and responsive grief in all the corners of the Islamic world; expressed in the condolence letters sent to the Sudanese presidency.
During an urgent session of the Khartoum state legislature to commemorate the martyrs; Altahir mentioned some of the innumerable pleasant traits and exploits of the martyrs; saying they were among the country's finest men of all political forces and spectrum; a thing that caused grief to shroud the entire country. He pointed out other countries' state senior officers stay at their offices while their Sudanese counterparts fall martyrs in the line of duty; a thing that makes Sudan stand out as a distinctly unique country.
He pointed out the role that Khartoum state always played in offering support to other Sudanese states including those in the South. It has offered services including cadres, humanitarian and medical services, and now martyrs for the sake of peace in South Kordofan.
He commended the national role played by Makki Ali Balail who opposed the government vehemently; but his opposition did not go as far as targeting his own country or affecting his commitment to Islam.
The commemoration ceremony was addressed by acting governor of Khartoum state Sidig Ali Alsheikh, head of the States Assembly Lt. General Hamid Adam Musa, and mayor of Sharg Anil Locality Ammar Hamid Suleiman in addition to the Khartoum state minister of Culture and Media Yousif Aldigir.
By Najat Ahmed, 26/08/2012