Islamabad: Minister of State for National Harmony Akram Masih Gill has renewed his commitment to draw the minorities in the main stream of national life as they have been playing vital role in the development of Pakistan and have contributed in every sphere of life.
This was stated by him while briefing media after receiving a carvan lead by Riaz Masih Gill who started peace walk from Karachi Press Club on June 24, 2011 and arrived here on Sunday. The objective of the peace walk was to promote peace and national harmony in the country.
“This is honour for me to receive the member of International Peace Club Riaz Masih Gill, in the federal capital on 14 August when the nation is celebrating freedom day, whose act of peace walk reminds us to work hard for the welfare of the humanity and for prosperous Pakistan”, the minister said.
Today we are conveying a message of peace, love and sincerity from the platform of Ministry of National Harmony and condemn the menace of ethnicity and sectarianism, the minister added.
The minister said the peace walk will help promoting the national objectives of the government regarding the safeguard of rights of the minorities, interfaith harmony and other social rights not only domestically but also internationally.
The minister assured to extend all possible cooperation in protecting the rights of the minorities as per vision of founding father Quid-e-Azim Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
The minister paid tribute to Riaz Masih Gill for launching a walk as ambassador of peace in order to convey a message of peace and harmony to the national and international communities.
Secretary Ministry of National Harmony Aneesur Rehman, Member International Peace Club and Ambassador of Peace Riaz Masih Gill and Chairman International Peace Club Muhammad Yawar Shah also addressed the event.
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