Islamabad: President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif have 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.
In their separate messages on the occasion of National Day of Minorities, they resolved to make all efforts to safeguard minorities’ rights and work for their well-being as their rights have been enshrined in the Constitution.
The President lauded the role being played by minorities, especially in the fields of education, health and social welfare.
He said 11th August 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.
In his message, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said freedom of religion and sanctity of the person and properties of minorities have been statutorily formalized in our constitution.
He said National Day of Minorities serves to highlight the contributions that our non-Muslim Pakistani citizens are making to the national development.