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Tahir Ashrafi pledges discrimination-free society for minorities

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Special Representative to the Prime Minister on Religious Harmony and Middle East Hafiz Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi has said that the Constitution of Pakistan guaranteed protection of the rights of minorities and added that the government wanted discrimination-free society.

In an address to a seminar on international tolerance day organized by Muslim World League, the Special Representative said the government has setup Seerat Authority as the stance of the prime minister and the state is very clear to follow the teachings of Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).

Shedding light on the message of Islam of peace, love, affection, tolerance, coexistence and humanity on international tolerance day, he urged the world to foster respect for diverse faiths and cultures and reject extremism in any form.

Tahir Ashrafi appreciated the role of Saudi Arabia and Muslim World League in spreading the message of Islam of tolerance, peace and love all over the world.

The special assistant said that Paigham-e-Pakistan in Islamabad and Makkah Al-Mukkarramah Charter have the same object to promote global unity and coexistence and highlight the message of Islam for peace and brotherhood.

The Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq Qadri, the Saudi Ambassador in Pakistan Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki, the Chairman Islamic Ideological Council Dr Qibla Ayaz, Maulana Hamidul Haq (JUI-S), and Peer Naqibur Rahman also addressed to the seminar.

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