–CM extends Christmas greetings, lauds role of Christian community in national development
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan was striving to materialise the dream of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, whose life was a guiding principle for every person.
In his message on Jinnah’s birth anniversary, the chief minister said that establishment of a society based on tolerance, harmony and affection was the dream of the founder of the nation and Pakistan was an independent nation only because of Jinnah’s hard work and struggle.
“He was a man of principles as well as a statesman and courageous person who is a role model for all of us.”
CM Buzdar said that sayings of Jinnah were a beacon of light and Pakistan could rid itself of all the crises by following the roadmap that Jinnah had given to it.
“There is no room for terrorism, fanaticism and sectarianism in Jinnah’s Pakistan and we will have to move forward by promoting the national agenda in accordance with his vision.”
Separately, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar greeted the Christian community on the holy festival of Christmas and said that birthday of Jesus Christ was a sacred occasion for the Muslims as well.
“It provides an opportunity to promote mutual love, affection and bilateral relations,” the chief minister said in his message on Christmas and added that in line with the injunctions of Islam, respect and honor for all prophets was a religious obligation.
“Promotion of brotherhood, tolerance, harmony and love is the essence of the teachings of Christ,” Buzdar said. He added that the role of the Christian community in national development, service of ailing humanity as well as the promotion of education was laudable.
“All religious communities enjoy complete rights under the constitution and have complete freedom to live their lives according to their faiths,” the chief minister said.
He added that Christians are a peace-loving community and maintained, “We equally share their joy on this holy occasion and should join hands to promote love in the society. We should also vow to play an active role for the betterment of the country.”