Karachi: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has felicitated the Christians in Pakistan on the eve of Christmas and said it was time for festivity, celebration and rejoicing.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in his message on the occasion of Christmas also called for promoting interfaith dialogue and harmony among people belonging to different religions.
Stressing upon the need for dialogue and understanding, Chairman PPP said, “It is also a reminder to all of us of the teachings of Jesus Christ (May Allah be pleased with him) who spread the message of love, forgiveness and brotherhood among the people without any prejudice and discrimination.”
He said the festive occasion of Christmas also highlights the character, sacrifices, teachings and valuable contributions of Jesus Christ for the moral and spiritual betterment of humanity.
He also underlined the need for implementing the teachings of the great religions in individual and collective lives.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari reiterated the pledge that Pakistan People’s Party will continue to uphold the right of the Christians, indeed of all minorities, to be treated as equal citizens of the state and allowed to partake in its development on an equal footing.
Bilawal said that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in the Constitution of 1973 had given complete religious guarantees, economic, political, and social freedoms to the minorities, he said adding, “They are equal and proud citizens of Pakistan who have played their commendable role in the development of the country.”
He called upon everyone to pledge that they will collectively struggle for the betterment of society and welfare of the people of Pakistan.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also reiterated the commitment of Pakistan People’s Party to continue to fight along with our Christian brothers and sisters for the rights of all minorities and deprived people in the country for establishing a liberal and pluralistic society in Pakistan.
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