KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said all the religious communities living in Pakistan enjoyed equal rights and reiterated his stance to safeguard them against injustice.
“Every community living here whether Hindu, Muslim or Parsi, belongs to me and I belong to them. I am the prime minister of all communities,” he said, while addressing a ceremony to mark the Hindu religious festival of Diwali.
Conveying his greetings to the huge gathering of Hindu community, the premier underlined the need for forging unity among all the communities.
“It’s my duty to help and facilitate you. If you are in distress, I will stand with you. Even if a Muslim commits an injustice, I will stand with the victim,” he added.
He said he felt immense pleasure in attending the event and told the organisers to invite him to all religious events of various communities.
“Even I would like to be among you in the colourful event of Holi,” he added.
Meanwhile, PM Nawaz announced the construction of Bhagat Kunwar Ram Medical Complex in Hyderabad and the Guru Nanak Gurdwara.
He lauded the role played by the Hindu community in the development of the country, saying they played a significant role in the realms of education, judiciary, health and sports.