On Wednesday President Mamnoon Hussain restate dense determination of the democratic government to guard and support the rights and civil liberties of minority community as preserved in Constitution of Pakistan.
During a meeting with a delegation headed by Bishop Tony Rubinson, Bishop of Wakefield and Chairman of Pakistan Focus Group setup by the Arch Bishop of Canterbury UK here at the Presidency the President stated it.
The President said minorities were equivalent citizens of Pakistan and all potential steps would be taken to bring them into the mainstream of national life.
The delegation included Canon Yaqub Masih Board of Directors, West Yorkshire Police Community Trust in UK, Elvin Jalal Din Chairman Pakistan Christian Concern Pakistan, Samule Payara President Bright Future Society, Chief Coordinator Rehabilitation Response UK, Wajid Nadeem, Project Director, Governor’s Clean Water Initiative and M. Akmal Hameed and Pervez Barkat.
The President extolled the part being played by the minority community in the socio-economic progress of country and said Pakistan admire importance of their priceless contributions in nation’s development and that the government would carry on to work for security of constitutional and civil rights of all non-Muslim citizens.
He assured government’s obligation on the way to the wellbeing and fortify of the Christians and all non-Muslims communities living in Pakistan.
President called upon all worried particularly leaders of all minority communities and schools of thoughts to participate in their part in promotion of inter-faith harmony and said that need for religious harmony and acceptance was never as immense as it is nowadays.
He said religious tolerance was the best way to create inter-faith harmony as all religions stress tolerance and co- existence of people of all faiths.