KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said on Friday that he was working hard to develop interfaith harmony in the province.
“When you have a tolerant society you can grow in each and every sector and the society of Sindh is above the religious and sectarian bigots.”
The chief minister was speaking to Father Robert McCulloch, the Procurator General of Society of St. Columban who called on him at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Special Assistant to CM Anthony Naveed.
CM Murad said that people of different religions live in Sindh since centuries, and have contributed immensely in the social sector, particularly in education, health and development of society.
He appreciated the services of Zoroastrian, Christians and Hindus who have established educational institutions and hospitals and served humanity.
Father Robert said that the society of Sindh is unique and above religious and sectarian bigotry and love humanity.
“People of Sindh under the influence of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai and other Sufi saints are above religious and sectarian fanaticism,” he said.
The chief minister said that people of Sindh are far away from terrorism, religious and sectarian considerations.
“Islam teaches us to respect the faith of others also. Tolerance is the foundation of co-existence,” he said.
The chief minister presented a Sindhi cap and Ajrak to Father Robert and thanked him for visiting him.