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PM Message on the occasion of Easter-2016

 NOT TO BE PUBLISHED/TELECAST/ BROADCAST BEFORE THE MORNING OF MARCH 27TH, 2016

PR No. 241

MESSAGE FROM

 MUHAMMAD NAWAZ SHARIF

PRIME MINISTER OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN

(ON THE OCCASION OF EASTER-2016)

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Islamabad: March 26, 2016

 

I felicitate Christians all over the world and particularly the Christian community in Pakistan on celebrating Easter with joy and brotherhood. Easter reinforces the spirit of mutual respect among us and is a reminder of the teachings of Jesus Christ, one of the great Messengers of Allah.

The diversity of faiths is a source of strength and enrichment for our nation. In these times, the need for unity and interfaith harmony has assumed paramount importance. I am optimistic that with combined efforts and collective resolve we will defeat the forces of discord that are trying to cause serious harm to the fabric of our society.

The Father of the Nation unequivocally declared a policy of equality, freedom and security for all communities living in Pakistan, irrespective of their religion, profession and ethnic origin. My government is committed to safeguard the fundamental rights, safety, honour, life and property of all minority communities in the country.

We are committed to ensure that all the communities in Pakistan enjoy equal rights irrespective of their beliefs. We are determined to work for the uplift and welfare of all minorities so that they can contribute to the progress and development of the country like their Muslim brethren.

I convey my sincere and best wishes to our Christian brethren on the festivities of Easter this year.

 

NOT TO BE PUBLISHED/TELECAST/ BROADCAST BEFORE THE MORNING OF MARCH 27TH, 2016

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