Moral, national obligation to protect rights of minorities: PM

Published: April 17, 2017

Stressing on the citizens the need for unity to achieve peace, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reassured that Pakistan belongs to all minorities, including Christians.

“I wish our Christian brothers and sisters living in Pakistan the happiness and joys of Easter,” a PM House statement quoted the PM as saying on Monday.

“It is our moral and national obligation to protect the constitutional rights of Christians, and all other minorities living in Pakistan, as enshrined in our Constitution.”

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He noted the role Pakistan’s Christian community has played in the development and progress of the country.

“We deeply appreciate and are indebted to their valuable contributions and services towards our collective national objective of securing a truly strong, progressive and stable Pakistan,” the communique added.

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