Minorities play glorious role in country’s development: Jhagra


PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, while addressing a Christmas ceremony at Edwards College Peshawar, on Tuesday, said that minorities are an important part of our nation and have contributed gloriously towards the development of the country.

Edwards College Principal Professor Dr. Nayer Fardows, Bishop Humphrey Sarfaraz Peters, representatives of Sikh, Hindu and Christian communities were present at the occasion.

The Governor observed that, Pakistan is a naturally gifted country and if these resources are used properly, they can ensure a bright future for the coming generations.

The Governor also condemned attack on Church in Quetta and said that the minorities of our society are important partners in our struggle for ensuring a prosperous future of the country.

One minute silence was also observed for the Quetta victims.

Bishop Mr. Humphrey Sarfaraz Peters, while addressing the ceremony prayed for unity, fraternity, strength and wellbeing of the nation.

“The non-Muslim communities of Pakistan are enjoying complete freedom and equality,” The Bishop said.

Meanwhile, Agriculture University Vice Chancellor Dr Zahoor Swati also had a farewell meeting with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra at the Governor House.

The Governor appreciated the services of the outgoing VC and expressed best wishes for the future.