Islamabad, December 25, 2018 (PPI-OT): On the joyous occasion of Christmas, I extend my heartiest greetings to our Christian brethren in Pakistan and the world over. Jesus Christ was sent to this world as a symbol of peace, love and compassion for the humanity. His message of hope and redemption illuminated the path to eternal salvation and his teachings continue to bring peace and happiness to the millions of people across the world. Christmas is an occasion to rejoice and enjoy the blessings of Almighty. It is also a moment to reflect and to reach out to those who are in distress and undergoing hardships.
Indeed, this day reminds us of our responsibility, as a human being, to extend our helping hand to our fellow human beings and do our best to alleviate their sufferings. While joining our Christian brethren in celebrations of the joyous occasion, let me reiterate that the PTI Government is a strong proponent of inter-faith harmony. The Christian community is an integral part of our society and we are proud of their contribution towards socio-economic development of the country. Indeed, the diversity of our country is one of our strengths.
Let me also reiterate on this occasion that the present government is firmly committed to protect and to safeguard the rights and privileges of all the minorities living in the country. Our Constitution enshrines the vision of our Quaid who unequivocally declared a policy of equality, freedom and security for all communities living in Pakistan. The celebrations of Christmas today should serve to unite us, as Pakistanis, towards implementing our vision of Naya Pakistan and to take the country towards its destination of peace, prosperity and socio-economic development.
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