Islamabad (HRNW): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Saturday vowed to implement the vision of the founder of the nation with regard to religious minorities. In a message on the occasion of National Minorities Day, he said this day marks reiteration of the promise to work for the welfare of minority communities dwelling in Pakistan. “Our minorities’ love for the country is exemplary and unquestionable. They have rendered exemplary services in national life since creation of Pakistan,” Khan said. He said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah laid down the foundation of a policy about minority communities, pledging that the PTI government will implement his vision.
Khan said he had promised to take special measures for their well-being and reiterated to fulfill his promises from ensuring complete religious freedom to equal opportunities for minorities’ development. National Minorities Day is being observed across the country today to highlight the contributions and sacrifices of minority communities in creation of Pakistan and nation-building. Various events, including seminars and social gatherings, will be organized across the country by different religious communities to mark the day in a befitting manner. The day recalls the vision of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who in his speech to Constituent Assembly on August 11, 1947 in which he announced complete freedom for minorities to follow their faith. On this day, the government reiterates commitment to follow the vision of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for an enlightened, liberal, progressive and tolerant Pakistan.