- NA speaker, deputy speaker felicitate Christians on Easter
ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi have extended warm felicitations to the Christian members of the parliament and the Christian community on the auspicious occasion of Easter.
In separate felicitation messages here on Saturday, the speaker and the deputy speaker said that the Easter was the occasion to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the culmination of the entire year’s worship and prayers and 40 days of fasting by the Christian brethren followed by celebration and jubilation.
They said that this joyful celebration of the Feast of Easter may bring happiness and prosperity to everyone in the Christian community. Ayaz Sadiq and Murtaza Abbasi said that Jesus Christ was ordained by Almighty Allah to preach love, peace, tolerance and brotherhood. “He inculcated spiritual values among his followers to work for the Divine pleasure,” he said.
“His eternal message of love for humanity and for members of all communities and fraternities still holds strength to ensure harmony and peace in today’s world,” they said. “We should forge unity to counter the nefarious designs of the enemies in the day of turbulence in the country,” he said.
Ayaz Sadiq and Murtaza Abbasi reiterated that the rights and privileges enjoyed by all minorities in Pakistan would be fully safeguarded by the government according to the Constitution of Pakistan and guiding principles of Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
They extended their appreciation to the Christian community for their deep sense of patriotism and dedicated services for the progress and prosperity of the country. Their unmatched contribution in the process of nation-building, especially in the field of health and education, was a glowing chapter of the national history, they added.