WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Charge d’ Affaires in Washington Rizwan Saeed Sheikh has reiterated the commandment of Pakistan’s founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who assured all citizenry of the Country of absolute freedom of religion for all religious communities.
The Charge d’ Affaires made these remarks while addressing an event organized by All Neighbors, a Community Organization comprising mostly of Pakistani origin Christians, to celebrate Christmas at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC.
The event was attended by a large number of Christians and members from other faiths, who lauded the Embassy’s initiative of holding Christmas Celebrations consecutively for the second year.
President Tom Patrick and Vice President Ilyas Masih of the All Neighbours conveyed thanks to Pakistan Embassy in DC and particularly His Excellency Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry for opening the doors to the Christian community for holding their events on major occasions such as Christmas and Easter.
The Charge d’ Affaires Rizwan Saeed Sheikh, while representing ambassador Chaudhry, stated that the Embassy not only welcomes but cherishes the Annual Christmas Celebrations at its premises.
Rizwan Saeed Sheikh appreciated the Christmas message i.e. the message of love, peace, forgiveness and hope. He highlighted that Islam meant peace, therefore, religious harmony in the world was bound to usher in peace and security.