Islamic socio-political religious party hosts dinner party for Christians

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Majlis Wahadat Muslimin, Pakistan (MWM) hosts a dinner for a delegation of Christians inviting them to break their fast with MWM. The delegation of Christians consisted of members of the National Commission of Inter-religious Dialogue and Ecumenism (NCIDE) which attended the dinner and partook in efforts to uphold harmony and unity among Christians and Muslims.

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The delegation of Christians attending the dinner consisted of priests from Catholic and Protestant denominations namely; Father Francis Nadeem OFM Cap, Father Inayat Bernard, Reverend Emmanuel Khokher, Reverend Saleem Khokher and others including Pervaiz Akhtar and Sunil John.

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Islamic scholars welcomed the Christian guests warmly at the head office of Majlis Wahadat Muslimin, during the party Dr. Amjad Hussain Chishti and Allama Asad Abbas Naqvi also announced to actuate a special interfaith wing of the Majlis Wahadat Muslimin.

They said that this wing will be assigned with the task of upholding and striving to cultivate interfaith harmony and unity. Other Islamic scholars present at this dinner party included Allama Pir Shifaat Rasool Noori, Allama Hassan Raza Kazmi, Pir S.A. Jaffari, and Mufti Sayyed Ashiq Hussain.

Father Francis Nadeem OFM Cap expressed gratitude towards his Islamic counterparts saying he feels great joy and honor to be dining with them all. He appreciated the efforts made by the happiness and appreciated the idea of having an Inter-faith dialogue wing instead of a minority wing.

While addressing the gathering, Father Francis also condemned recent bomb blast in Lahore at Bedian Road where terrorist targeted a census team. At least 7 people were killed and dozens injured. Father Francis also offered prayers for peace in Pakistan and expressed his desire saying: “May peace prevail in Pakistan.”