Pakistan was created to fight religious persecution: Nawaz Sharif

Published: March 14, 2017
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attends a Holi event in Karachi on Tuesday. PHOTO: PID

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attends a Holi event in Karachi on Tuesday. PHOTO: PID

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan was created to fight religious persecution in the subcontinent.

“It is not up to us to decide whether one will go to the heaven or hell, but to make this place a heaven on earth,” the prime minister said while addressing a gathering to celebrate Holi with Hindu community in Karachi on Tuesday. “Forced conversion is a crime in Islam.”

Congratulating Hindus on the religious festival, PM Nawaz said Pakistan was home to people from diverse backgrounds. “We jointly share our happiness and sorrow,” he said.

Directing authorities concerned to provide ample security to all religious places, the premier said, “Government has materialised its promise of bringing peace to Karachi”.

“Pakistanis never accepted an atmosphere of fear and chaos, and want peace and harmony,” he said, adding the country has the brightest future in Asia. “Anyone committing a wrongful act deserves punishment, irrespective of their religious belonging.”

Nawaz said he will stand with anyone who is oppressed or has been suppressed.

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Meanwhile, in a meeting with the business community of Karachi, said the government had significantly improved the country’s economic outlook, which has also been acknowledged by international financial institutions.

“Pakistan is now termed as an attractive destination for business and investment,” he was quoted as saying in a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office.

As a result of investor-friendly policies, he added, international investors and companies had shown interest in exploring business and investment opportunities in the country.

About the city’s law and order situation, the PM said: “Law and order situation has significantly improved and business activities have returned to normal in Karachi. Role of law enforcers is appreciable.”

The meeting was attended by Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair and planning minister Ahsan Iqbal, among others.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • JKhan
    Mar 14, 2017 - 8:00PM

    Pakistan came into being because of prejudice and intrigues of Hindoos against non hindoos especially Musalmaans. Modi has reaffirmed this hindoo prejudice. They suffer from inferiority complex.Recommend

  • Mohinder sandhu
    Mar 14, 2017 - 10:33PM

    THankyou Jinnah for creating pakistanRecommend

  • Iqbal
    Mar 15, 2017 - 2:38AM

    @Mohinder sandhu:
    Agreed. India must be thanking it’s lucky stars. I live in UK and no children here know of Jinnah but are aware of Gandhi and Nehru.Recommend

  • Iqbal
    Mar 15, 2017 - 2:41AM

    “Pakistan is now termed as an attractive destination for business and investment,” he was quoted as saying in a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office.

    Except cricketers……..Recommend

  • Sandip
    Mar 15, 2017 - 4:53AM

    Pakistani leaders have spoken so much lies as to why Pakistan was created, to their public that no one now knows why Pakistan was created. And to top it all, we keep hearing of newer reasons every day.Recommend

  • Dr.Priyanka
    Mar 15, 2017 - 5:53AM

    I agree.
    If it wasn’t for Shri.Jinnah (who I regard as the lynchpin in the founding of modern India), my country would not have been livable. Thank you sir for doing what you did in all your infinite wisdom. You were a true visionary.Recommend

  • Kulbhushan Yadav
    Mar 15, 2017 - 6:09AM

    @Mohinder sandhu:
    I totally agree. Imagine this NS or Zardari as head of Indian state. Would have been a disaster.Recommend

  • Afzaal Ansari
    Mar 15, 2017 - 9:49AM

    Participation in Hindu’s religious ceremony by the PM is appreciable and has forwarded a good massage for minorities which have equal rights. Indeed blasphemy is unpardonable act and no one is exempted from this and is liable for Islamic punishment. but the punishment committed by the blogers have not yet been materialized by our Govt. which is highly deplorable. Recommend

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