ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Minorities Day is being observed on Tuesday aimed at recognizing the contribution and sacrifices of minorities in the creation of Pakistan and nation-building.
To mark the day, different events including seminars and social gatherings are being arranged across the Country by members of various religious minorities.
In his message on the Minorities Day, President Dr. Arif Alvi has stressed upon the nation to maintain the spirit of tolerance, social equality, and brotherhood in the society by shunning all prejudices.
The president said that we all reiterate that individually every Pakistani citizen will meet the duties of looking after their fellow countrymen.
Dr. Arif Alvi reaffirmed that all communities residing in the Country will be treated and respected equally so that the Country can further march on the path of progress and development.
President Arif Alvi said that the day has great significance in the history of Pakistan as the whole nation reaffirmed its commitment with the promise made by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on August 11, 1947 in the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan to safeguarding the rights of minorities.
Meanwhile, in a tweet, the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has said that the minority community has been playing an important role in the progress and development of the Country.
Shibli Faraz said that the National Minorities Day carries special significance in the history of Pakistan.
The information minister said that the dream of the State of Madina will not be realized without the welfare of the minorities.
اقلیتوں کاقومی دن پاکستان کی تاریخ میں انتہائی اہمیت کا حامل ہے۔ مادر وطن کی تعمیر و ترقی میں اقلیتی برادری اہم کردار ادا کر رہی ہے۔ اقلیتوں کی فلاح و بہبودکے بغیر ریاست مدینہ کا خواب ادھورا رہے گا۔وزیر اعظم عمران خان کی قیادت میں حکومت اس خواب کو عملی جامہ پہنانے کےلیے کوشاں ہے۔
— Senator Shibli Faraz (@shiblifaraz) August 11, 2020