Easter reminds us to promote tolerance, harmony: Dr Paul Bhatti


Minister-Incharge for National Harmony Dr Paul Bhatti has said that Easter preaches the message of tolerance, sacrifice, brotherhood, hope and freedom which is a guideline for all of us.
In a message on Easter celebrated on Sunday, he said Easter reminds us to reaffirm our solidarity and to work hard for the interfaith relationship and harmony for a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan. He said it was the time that people of different faiths should become united to defeat destructive elements who wanted to destabilize our country by their ill designs.
“We should demonstrate national unity and tolerance to counter the conspiracies” he stressed. He said a national campaign to promote interfaith harmony to counter the trends of extremism and bridge the gap among different faiths would be launched soon and for the purpose we are holding an international conference to promote interfaith harmony, which will be attended by religious leaders of all faiths from all over the world. He said festivals of minorities were celebrated officially by the government throughout the year to follow the true ethical values and in this regard, the upcoming festival of Easter will also be celebrated at higher level.
“Let us reiterate the commitment to continue to fight for the peaceful homeland and for the rights of minorities and deprived people in the country”, Dr Paul Bhatti said.
He said Easter brings faces glowing with happiness, as people has come together, feast, pray, wish each other well and enjoy the moments, which will be sacred and blessed.
“I wish Christian community a very happy Easter. May this day bring lot of happiness and joy in our lives. Pray for the peaceful and prosperous Pakistan”, he appealed.