ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Dr Arif Alvi congratulated the nation and the Muslim community on the advent of the holy month of Ramzan. Prime Minister Imran, in his message on the occasion, said Allah Almighty has provided us an opportunity to fully benefit from His blessings in this holy month. The prime minister said self transformation, purification and obedience to commandments of Allah Almighty were objectives of fasting. He said Allah Almighty has categorised this month for the training of the believers to develop qualities of clout and determination in them to face any challenges and adversities with bravery. The premier said punctuality and regularity in Sahr-o-Iftar, prayers and refinement of character brought discipline in his life. "Fasting not only teaches us the courage to counter hardship, but also plays a key role in strengthening brotherhood, truthfulness and positivity in the society," he said. He stressed that fasting also taught us to help the destitute who were deprived of basic necessities due to their poor economic conditions.