Nawaz Sharif today greeted minority Hindu community of Pakistan on the eve of Holi

By: |
Islamabad | March 12, 2017 10:33 PM

Quoting Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the Constitution, Sharif said there would be no discrimination in Pakistan on the basis of religion. "It will be made sure that no discrimination is being done with anyone on the basis of religion and minorities are free to practice their religions," he said.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today greeted the minority Hindu community of Pakistan on the eve of Holi and promised to safeguard their rights, saying there would be no discrimination on the basis of religion. (Reuters)

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today greeted the minority Hindu community of Pakistan on the eve of Holi and promised to safeguard their rights, saying there would be no discrimination on the basis of religion. In his message, Sharif said Holi announces the advent of the spring season and change in weather conditions. He said the festival gives a message of hope and better future and reflects changes in societies like changes in the season.

Quoting Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the Constitution, Sharif said there would be no discrimination in Pakistan on the basis of religion. “It will be made sure that no discrimination is being done with anyone on the basis of religion and minorities are free to practice their religions,” he said, adding that minorities will not have sense of deprivation in jobs and other issues. Sharif said the government will ensure equal rights of all the citizens on the basis of the teachings of Islam and the provisions of the Constitution.

Also Watch:

“The state of Pakistan is bound to fulfil Quaid-e-Azam’s (Jinnah) pledges with religious minorities and no negligence will be tolerated in this regard,” he said. The Prime Minister said the entire nation acknowledges and commend the role of the Hindu community playing along with their Muslim countrymen and other people for the welfare and development of Pakistan. Sharif acknowledged that people of Pakistan, including minorities, have suffered a lot at the hands of militants.

He said Islam is a religion of peace and killing of one innocent person as the murder of entire humanity.
Sharif said Pakistan’s environment is also witnessing change as days of happiness are returning to it for which foundations of peaceful co-existence among various religions had been laid down. He said Pakistan had come into being not only for Muslims, but to bring peace for every individual, irrespective of religion or faith he practices or caste and creed he belongs to, in this region. Sharif said that it is imperative to move forward with a unified voice for the development and progress of Pakistan.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Protests, tear gas in Myanmar after UN envoy urges action
2US President Joe Biden appoints two more Indian-Americans to key administration positions
3Pakistan PM Imran Khan to meet allies ahead of vote of confidence in Parliament