Christians have always brought honour to Pakistan at national and international levels says, Akram Masih Gill

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Akram Masih Gill

Pakistani Christians have always uplifted the honour and dignity of Pakistan says former Federal Minister of Religious Affairs Akram Masih Gill.

In keeping with details, Akram Masih Gill who is a former Federal Minister of Religious Affairs has said that Pakistani Christians have always worked hard to make a name for Pakistan at national as well as international levels.

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He was invited at an awards distribution ceremony of UN Peace Awards 2015. United Nations Development Program (UNDP) had hosted this ceremony in New York, United States. This ceremony was organised by the United Nations, in acknowledgment of valuable services and achievements of the Asian Women Leaders. The awards distribution ceremony was held at the One United Nations Plaza, New York.

Akram Masih Gill while attending this ceremony expressed great appreciation for Ms. Rubina Feroze Bhatti- Secretary General of a Pakistani Christian human rights advocacy organisation. The United Nations Development Program, UNDP awarded Ms. Rubina Feroze Bhatti a Peace award.

While remarking about valuable services and efforts that Ms. Rubina Feroze Bhatti has rendered thus far for maintaining peace. He acknowledged her services and said that she has been rightfully awarded. Moreover, he said, that peace can only be maintained by means of interfaith harmony both in Pakistan and worldwide.

Furthermore, he said that one should respect the religious beliefs of others. This is the foremost rule to build a peaceful society. He said that all sorts of hateful material from the curriculum in schools in Pakistan should be removed. By doing this, the younger generation would get mindful of peace, religious tolerance and brotherhood.

He further explained that Pakistani Christians had been playing an instrumental role in development and progress of Pakistan and had been bring honour to the country at various arenas. Their services for the country can not be denied. He further said that the Government should try and create an appropriate strategy in order to support Pakistani Christians financially, socially and politically.