KARACHI: Facilitating the Christian community on their celebratory occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in their separate messages lauded the sincere efforts of Christians for the socio-economic development of Pakistan.
The president said this is a day to reiterate universal teachings of patience, tolerance, kindness and goodwill for the whole mankind.
He said the country’s Constitution guarantees equal rights for all minority communities and the government was fulfilling its constitutional and moral responsibilities in this regard.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in his felicitation message said that Jesus Christ (AS) brought and preached the message of peace, brotherhood and love for the whole humanity.
“We are proud of our Christian brethren; they are an integral part of our multicultural polity; and I am confident that their patriotic contributions will continue to accelerate the pace of Pakistan’s progress,” he said in his message.
PM Abbasi said Jesus Christ (AS) brought and preached the message of peace, botherhood and love for the whole humanity.
Political leaders wish Christmas greetings
The countrywide political leaders also facilitated the Christian community on the Christmas occasion.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan facilitated the Christian brethren a happy Christmas in a message on his official twitter account.
“Wishing our Christian citizens a Happy Christmas, full of peace and joy,” he tweeted.
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in a tweet, said: “Heartiest congratulations to the Christian community around the world on the festive occasion of Christmas! My gratitude to the Pakistani Christian community for their amazing public service.”
Chairman Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also extended felicitations to the Christian community.
Taking to twitter, he said: “Merry Christmas to my Christian brothers and sisters. Wishing you all joy, love & peace. Bilawal House Christmas tree out in solidarity again this year.”
Earlier in a message on the eve of Christmas, Bilawal said his party has always fought for the rights of minorities and is the true heir of founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.