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Ashrafi promises discrimination-free society for minorities


Special Representative to the Prime Minister on Religious Harmony and the Middle East Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has said that the Constitution of Pakistan guaranteed protection of the rights of minorities and added that the government wanted a discrimination-free society.

In an address to a seminar on international tolerance day organized by Muslim World League, the Special Representative said the government has set up Seerat Authority as the stance of the prime minister and the state is very clear to follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).

Shedding light on the message of Islam of peace, love, affection, tolerance, coexistence and humanity on international tolerance day, he urged the world to foster respect for diverse faiths and cultures and reject extremism in any form.

He appreciated the role of Saudi Arabia and Muslim World League in spreading the message of Islam of tolerance, peace and love all over the world.

He said Paigham-e-Pakistan in Islamabad and Makkah Al-Mukkarramah Charter have the same object to promote global unity and coexistence and highlight the message of Islam for peace and brotherhood.

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq Qadri, Saudi Ambassador in Pakistan Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki, Chairman Islamic Ideological Council Dr Qibla Ayaz, Maulana Hamidul Haq (JUI-S) and Peer Naqibur Rahman also addressed to the seminar.

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