Lahore: .Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman has said that Islam teaches us love, affection, peace and brotherhood. Pakistan belongs to all without discrimination of religion and caste. We have to mold it according to the vision of the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and make it a welfare state. No matter what the circumstances are, the sacrifices of our Christian, Sikh and Hindu brothers are always a beacon for the development and stability of the country. He was addressing a ceremony held under the auspices of Muslim League (N) Minority Wing on the occasion of National Minority Day at Governor House Lahore today. On the occasion, Senator Kamran Michael, Central President of Muslim League Minority Wing Suresh Kumar, Inderjeet Singh, Senior Journalist Naeem Qaiser, Shakeel Marcus Khokhar and Pastor Shahzad Siddique were present.
Addressing the ceremony, Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman said that the freedom and peace with which the non-Muslim minorities are living in Pakistan today is a shining example for the people living in this region. Minority brothers are contributing to all fields of life for the development and prosperity of the country. He underlined the need to promote the culture of tolerance and inter faith harmony in the society.
Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman said that the PML-N government has provided equal development opportunities to the minorities, adding that party leadership made Kamran Michael first finance minister, while nominated in important ministries including the human rights minister and in the senate. On this occasion, Governor Punjab appreciated the services of all Pakistani minorities in the government, judicial and defense sectors.
On this occasion, Senator Kamran Michael said that no Pakistani belonging to a minority community in the country has ever been guilty of disloyalty to the country. He said that we have revealed the bright face of the country all over the world. At the end of the ceremony, Fatiha was recited for the martyrs of Lasbela, Pakistan Army and Police.