On this happy occasion of Christmas, I extend my heartiest felicitations and wish Merry Christmas to our Christian brethren in Pakistan and all over the world.
Today, millions of Christians all around the world and in Pakistan celebrate the birth of Prophet Jesus who was sent to this world as a symbol of peace, brotherhood and respect for the entire humanity. This day reminds us of the values that Prophet Jesus observed in his own life. He not only healed the ailing humanity but preached the divine values of tolerance, love and compassion.
Christmas is an occasion to reflect on the message of Prophet Jesus, the eternal message of love, peace, tolerance and compassion for humanity.
Our Government is dedicated to preserve the sanctity of existence and equality of opportunities enjoyed by all Pakistanis including our minorities. I am immensely happy to note that minorities in Pakistan are actively contributing to the development and prosperity of the country without any hindrance including politics, social services, military, education, health and many other spheres. This reflects the communal harmony and profound cohesion between all faiths practiced across the length and breadth of the country. This is the spirit that binds us together as one family to celebrate our blessings and the values we hold dear.
On this happy day, I wish to acknowledge the diverse and productive role being played by all the minorities living in Pakistan; particularly the Christian community for the socio-economic development of the country.
I wish them a very happy Christmas.
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