MINISTER HR&MA IJAZ ALAM AUGUSTINE, s MESSAGE ON MINORITY DAY

MINORITY DAY REMINDS SPEECH OF A GREATEST LEADER, IJAZ ALAM AUGUSTINE

MINISTER HR&MA IJAZ ALAM AUGUSTINE, s MESSAGE ON MINORITY DAY

LAHORE: The provincial minister HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine in a statement regarding the National Minority Day said that day remind us speech of a greatest leader on August 11, 1947 when the Quaid-e-Azam in his opening speech to the constituent Assembly said: You are free to go to your temples; you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan. The minister said that minority day recalls the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah with reference of his speech and the contribution of non-Muslim communities of Pakistan. He said that entire Pakistani community celebrated minority day to highlight the services and sacrifices of minorities in the creation of Pakistan and their subsequent contribution in nation building. He said that various events including seminars and social gatherings have been arranged across the country by members of various religious minorities to celebrate the day in a befitting manner. The minister further said that on Aug 11, the government reiterates commitments to follow the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for an enlightened, liberal, progressive and tolerant Pakistan. The celebration of minority day provides us an opportunity to reassure that despite belonging to different faiths we are one nation that continues to march for united and prosperous Pakistan, he concluded.