PPP believes in plural society, says Murad
KARACHI:Sindh chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) believes in plural society and has always worked for human rights, religious and sectarian harmony and women empowerment in the country.
“We have always given special status to minorities, this is why PPP has inducted two ministers of Hindu community in the provincial cabinet and a Christian has been elected as MPA and another in the Senate,” he said while talking to a delegation of Christians, led by President Worldwide Seventh Day Church Ted NC Wilson, here at CM House. The others in the delegation include Ms Nancy Wilson, wife of Pr Ted NC Wilson, Adrew Machesney, Samuel Saw, Claude Richli, Michael Ditta, Iqbal Inayat, Shahib Khan, and Sohail Lawrence. Minister for Minorities Hari Ram Kishori, CM’s Special Assistant Rashid Rabbani and Special Secretary Health Asghar Memon also attended the meeting.
The chief minister welcomed President Adventist Church Worldwide Pr Ted NC Wilson and lauded his services in the health sector through Seventh Day Adventist Hospital. He said that the services of the Christian community in different sectors and in the development of the country were worth mentioning.
The President of Worldwide Seventh Day Adventist Church said that they had 21 million members and they were operating in 215 countries. In Pakistan alone their members were 32,000, he said. “Our mission is to serve humanity without any discrimination,” he said.
They exchanged views on human rights and the rights of minority in their meeting. The President of Worldwide Seventh Day Adventist Church prayed for the prosperity and development of Pakistan, particularly for Sindh and its people. The chief minister presented gifts of Ajrak and Sindhi Capt to the visiting guest.