ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Day of Minorities is being observed on Thursday to honour the services rendered by minorities for the creation of Pakistan and their subsequent contribution in nation building.
The government of Pakistan had declared August 11 as National Minority Day in 2009.
Meanwhile, in his message on the occasion of National Day of Minorities, President Dr. Arif Alvi expressed the government’s resolve to achieve the noble objective of building an inclusive society in line with the vision of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
The president lauded the role being played by minorities, especially in the fields of education, health and social welfare.
Dr. Arif Alvi said that August 11 is celebrated as Minorities’ Day in Pakistan to acknowledge the invaluable contribution made by our minorities to the development of Pakistan and to reaffirm our commitment as a nation to safeguard their rights.
Our non-Muslim citizens are an integral part of our national fabric. Today we celebrate their valuble contributions & thank them for their service to the country. Our founding fathers envisaged Pakistan as a pluralistic society in which all are equal citizens of the state.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) August 11, 2022
In his statement on Twitter, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that non-Muslim citizens are an integral part of our national fabric.
The prime minister said that today we celebrate their valuable contributions and thank them for their service to the Country.
Shahbaz Sharif said that our founding fathers envisaged Pakistan as a pluralistic society in which all are equal citizens of the state.