ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that all the communities inhabiting the length and breadth of Pakistan enjoy equal rights, irrespective of their beliefs.
“My government is committed to safeguard the fundamental rights, safety, honour, life and property of all minority communities.
I wish to uplift the welfare of all minorities and I am earnest in safeguarding their rights,” he said in a message on the Easter festival being celebrated on April 5.
Conveying his sincere good wishes to the Christian brethren on the festivities of Easter, he said that the Father of the Nation unequivocally declared the policy of equality, freedom and security for all communities in Pakistan, irrespective of their religion and ethnicity.
“This assurance is adequately enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan that grants equal rights and complete protection to all communities of Pakistan,” he added.
The Prime Minister felicitated the Christians the world over and particularly the Christian community of Pakistan for celebrating the sacred occasion of Easter.
He said that being the harbinger of joyous tidings, the Easter signifieds the spirit of regaining all that is good and virtuous in human life.
“This year Easter falls at a time when the need for achieving interfaith harmony in Pakistan is eagerly felt,” he said, adding “The forces of discord are trying to create disharmony in the fabric of Pakistani society with the avowed aim to cause serious harm to it.”
The Prime Minister said that the Pakistani nation understood the ulterior motives of such elements and was united in frustrating their designs.
Lauding the valuable contribution made by the minority communities of Pakistan, particularly Christians, he said that they would keep on playing their national role in the development and prosperity of Pakistan.