Published On: Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

Minorities rights, privileges to be protected: President

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain, Tuesday extending greetings to Christian community said the government will continue to fully protect and safeguard the rights and privileges enjoyed by the minorities communities and would facilitate them in every possible manner to lead a prosperous life.

In his felicitation message on the eve of Christmas, President stated that Christmas, the commemoration of birth of Jesus Christ, is an occasion to celebrate and to rejoice. It is an occasion to revert to the message of Christ, the eternal message of love, peace, tolerance and compassion for humanity.

It is time to re-dedicate ourselves to these noble ideals and work individually as well as collectively for the betterment and welfare of humanity and to contribute our share in making the world a better place to live. Jesus Christ showed the people the path of virtuous living and urged them to turn to God for seeking divine mercy, the president said.

“We, as Muslims deeply revere Jesus Christ as one of the great messenger of Allah Almighty. His teachings and his message of love and peace is as relevant to us as it is to our Christian brethren. Indeed his message of love, compassion and sacrifice is relevant to the entire humanity”, he said.

“On this auspicious occasion, I would also like to reiterate that the Government of Pakistan would continue undertaking every possible effort for the welfare and betterment of minorities in the country. In this pursuit, we are guided by the teachings of our religion, the vision of our forefathers and the dictates of our Constitution that safeguards interests of minorities”, the president said.

He said the Government will continue to fully protect and safeguard the rights and privileges enjoyed by the minorities communities and would facilitate them in every possible manner to lead a prosperous life. Being equal citizens of State, the Government will also continue facilitating them avail all the opportunities for their own welfare and also to contribute towards the national development process according to their abilities.
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