ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Minority Day is being observed on Wednesday to commemorate the contribution of minorities in the progress of Pakistan.
The day is observed to recall the vision of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and to reaffirm the commitment that despite belonging to different faiths, we are one nation.
To mark the day, events, seminars, and social gatherings are arranged across the Country by members of various religious minorities.
In their separate messages on the occasion of the National Minority Day, President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan said that observance of this day is the reiteration of the commitment of the state towards safeguarding the rights of minority communities as equal citizens and providing them with an enabling environment to excel in every walk of life.
In his message, the president said that the government has been making consistent efforts for the welfare and facilitation of minorities.
Whereas Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the government has empowered the National Commission for Minorities to play its mandated role in an effective manner.
The prime minister said that our parliamentarians, civil servants, and other members of minority communities, working in the governmental and non-governmental domain not only add value to the overall business of the state but also represent the moderate face of our society.