By: Bilal Siddique
Multan:A conference on interfaith harmony was held in Multan in which participants discussed services for protection of minority rights, promotion of peace, human rights and social harmony in Pakistan. Representatives from different faiths, academics, teachers and government officials focused on the idea of creating an environment where people feel themselves safe, secure and eligible to avail their rights without any discrimination.
Dr Hayat Awan, Director of Air University who is working for the promotion of religious harmony, said “The citizens of Multan are well aware of value of interfaith harmony. They accept all religions and respect their practices”. He also said that people should respect all kind of race, gender and religion.
Munawar Khurshid pointed out the educational facilities set up by the followers of the Hindu and Christian faiths are serving masses regardless of religion, caste and creed. He said there is a need to highlight the services of minorities in nation building and for the welfare of its citizens so that the distances between different faiths could be removed.
Former Federal Minister said the conference is a good initiative to appreciate and highlight the efforts of residents of Multan as people from various faiths reside here.
Vernon Anthony Manuel pointed out that missionary schools are providing best education here at nominal fee and even outshine elite private institutions in terms of quality.