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Multan: Shia Muslims distribute Christmas gifts among 700 Christian families


Pakistani Christians

Shia Muslims distribute Christmas gifts among 700 Christian families in Multan.

According to details, Hasan Mashadi- Chairman Markazi Azdari Imam Hussain Council (MAIHC), together with few religious leaders from different religious sects arranged for Christmas gifts distribution among the Christian families in Multan. The civil society of Multan sponsored these gifts.

Christmas gifts were distributed among Christian families residing in Multan’s Gulshanabad Colony, Raza Abad Colony, Grass Mandi Colony, Chungi No One Colony and Double Phaatak Colony. The receivers gladly accepted the Christmas gifts.

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More than 200 girls and boys from Shia community voluntarily took part in MAIHC’s project of Christmas gifts distribution ceremony. These volunteers went from door-to-door in small groups and distributed the Christmas gifts to the Christian families.

In this regard, a Christian resident of Multan’s Mariyam Masih received a Christmas gift for her three years old daughter with tears in her eyes. “This gift,” she said, “reaffirmed my belief in the ideology of Pakistan.”

MAIHC chairman said that this project was initiated in Multan particularly, because it is known as the “city of saints.” “I believed tolerance will one day find a place in our society where right now religious is used as a tool to dictate and suppress minorities,” Mashadi said.