Minister for Information Senator Pervaiz Rashid has said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz wants revival of a tolerant Pakistan of the Quaid-e-Azam where there will not be any discrimination on the basis of religion, sect, language and region.
He was addressing a function held on the occasion of signing an agreement between PML-N and Shia Ulema Council, Azad Jammu and Kashmir for supporting the PML-N in July 21 Legislative Assembly elections.
The minister said that “we are all Muslims and following the same religion.”
He said he opposed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for allocation of Rs 300 million for a religious seminary and Imran Khan threatened to sue him.
The MOU signed on the occasion called for making AJK base camp for resolution of Kashmir dispute under the light of United Nations Resolutions, formation of Kashmir policy after consultations with Kashmiri leadership, including AJK in China-Pak Economic Corridor, payment of royalty to AJK on power projects and giving it exemption from load-shedding.
The information minister while thanking the Shia Ulema Council, said that the PML-N wants a Pakistan where there was no discrimination on the basis of religion, sect, language, colour, and region as all residents were Pakistani.
He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had named his two sons ‘Hassan’ and ‘Hussein’ due to special affection for the family of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). He said that discrimination on the basis of religion and sect was against the teachings of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal.
He said “all should strive for revival of Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan so that we could share happiness, grief and religious festivals.”
“All Pakistanis have equal rights, and we want Pakistan where all posts are available on merit and eligibility,” he added.