KARACHI: Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui said all religions teach peace, tranquillity, love, brotherhood, tolerance and respect to each other. Being a Pakistani everyone has equal rights and the rights of minorities were enshrined in Pakistan’s Constitution.
He said this while speaking as chief guest in a program held in the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi in connection with the Hindu’s Holi festival on Thursday.
Dr Nisar Morai, the head of Fishermen Society, Jabbar Khan, Raja Chohan the advisor of chief minister Sindh, Pakistan People’s Party leader Sohail Abidi, former town nazim Farooq Fariya, other dignitaries and a number of members from Hindu community were also present on the occasion.
Farooqui said that being human being and Pakistani we all are equal and there should not be any discrimination among us.
He said the hearts of Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Parsis and other minorities beat in unison and all Pakistanis enjoy equal rights here.
Farooqui said that some hidden elements wanted to put us against each other and get benefit from this but we must remember that the only way to the prosperity and progress of the city and country was owning your city and country through expressing full unity and solidarity.
Congratulating Hindu community on the festival of Holi, he said Karachi Metropolitan Corporation not only takes care of its employees belonging to minorities but also held programs on their religious festivals and we tried to attend them also to save them from any sense of deprivation.
Morai, Chohan and other people also spoke on this occasion while local artists and signers performed in this function. In the end the administrator and other guests were presented with the traditional Sindhi Ajrak.