Minorities have and always will be critical to Pakistan’s well-being

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Minorities have and always will be critical to Pakistan's well-being

A delegation of bishops from various churches of Pakistan called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM Office on Tuesday.

The delegation felicitated the Prime Minister on being elected as the head of the Government and said that the Christian community would become a strength for the Prime Minister in translating his vision into reality.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that the Constitution of Pakistan provides equal rights to all citizens irrespective of cast, colour or creed and the government will continue to protect rights of the minorities and ensuring them equal opportunities to participate in national life.

The Prime Minister acknowledged and appreciated the services of non-Muslim communities especially the Christian community in various fields including education, health and social welfare.

He emphasized upon the need for promoting inter-faith harmony and working hand-in-hand for the development and prosperity of Pakistan.

The delegation apprised the Prime Minister regarding some issues concerning the Christian community and also put forth certain suggestions for promoting inter-faith harmony and addressing the issues faced by the monitories.

The delegation thanked the Prime Minister for meeting them and assured fullest support towards development agenda of the government. The delegation comprised of Bishop Irfan Jamil (Lahore), Bishop Alwin Samuel (Sialkot), Arch Bishop Arshad Joseph (Islamabad), Arch Bishop Sebastian Shah (Lahore), Dr. Rev. Qaiser Tulles (Lahore), Dr. Liaqat Qaiser (Lahore), Bishop Leo Paul (Multan), Mr. Anthony Lamuel, General Secretary Pakistan Bible Society, Ms. Jennifer Jaq Jiwan, Ex-Director Christian Study Center, Dr. Jamil Nasir representative of Penticostal Churches and Mr. Rubina Feroz. Member National Assembly Ms. Shunila Ruth was also present during the meeting.

Article Source: The News