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National Assembly Speaker Felicitates Hindu Member of National Assembly and Hindu Community on Holi – The Festival of Colours

March 9, 2012

Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza has felicitated the Hindu Members of the National Assembly and Hindu community on the festival of colours – Holi that is celebrated on the advent of spring season.

Extending her warm greetings to the Hindu Members of the National Assembly and Hindu community, Dr. Fehmida Mirza said that “Holi brings joy, festivity, freedom, love, respect and happiness for all sections of the society and promotes harmony among all communities”. She said that the festival of colours this year may bring joy, happiness and prosperity to the people of country and strengthen our resolve to follow true ethical values in our lives.

Dr. Fehmida Mirza said that present democratic government strongly committed itself to ensure equal rights for all minority communities as enshrined in Constitution of Pakistan, hence officially patronizes all the major festivals of minorities officially throughout the year to follow the true ethical values. She said that the government would not leave any stone unturned for social uplift, economic empowerment and removal of discriminatory actions against the minorities. She said that creating interfaith harmony amongst the diverse religious communities in the country is the government’s top priority.

Praising the valuable services rendered by minorities in the field of education, health and socio-economic development in the country, the Speaker said that their contributions were highly commendable. She also praised the active participation of Hindu MNAs in the legislative proceedings of the National Assembly during last four years.

For more information, contact:
Karamat Hussain Niazi
National Assembly of Pakistan
Parliament House, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 922 1082 -83
Fax: +9251 922 1106

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