Lahore : Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid has said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz wants revival of a tolerant Pakistan of the Quaid-e-Azam where there will not be any discrimination on the basis of religion, sect, language and region.
He was addressing a function held on the occasion of signing an agreement between PML-N and Shia Ulema Council, Azad Jammu and Kashmir for supporting the PML-N in July 21 Legislative Assembly
The minister said that “we are all Muslims and following the same religion.”He said he opposed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for allocation of Rs 300 million for a religious seminary and Imran
Khan threatened to sue him.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr Asif Karmani, Shia Ulema Council Allama Zahid Naqvi, Hafiz Kifayat Naqvi, PML-N leader Pir Ali Raza Bukhari, deputy mayor Islamabad
Riffat Javed, Zeeshan Naqvi, Arshad Ghazi were also present on the occasion.
The MOU signed on the occasion called for making AJK base camp for resolution of Kashmir dispute under the light of United Nations Resolutions, formation of Kashmir policy after consultations
with Kashmiri leadership, including AJK in China-Pak Economic Corridor, payment of royalty to AJK on power projects and giving it exemption from load-shedding.
The information minister while thanking the Shia Ulema Council, said that the PML-N wants a Pakistan where there was no discrimination on the basis of religion, sect, language,colour, and region as all residents were Pakistani.
He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had named his two sons ‘Hassan’ and ‘Hussein’ due to special affection for the family of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).He said that discrimination on the basis of religion and sect was against the teachings of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal.
He said “all should strive for revival of Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan so that we could share happiness , griefs and religious festivals.” “All Pakistanis have equal rights, and we want Pakistan where all posts are available on merit and eligibility”,he added.
Dr Asif Karmani said that during Gilgit-Baltistan elections, the PML-N did not form any alliance with any party but after the elections, gave representation to all schools of thought as this was the vision of the Quaid-e-Azam and this was the vision of Nawaz Sharif.
Speaking on the occasion, Allama Zahid Naqvi said that Pakistan was created on the basis of an ideology and his party has always worked for sectarian harmony. He said that PML-N has played important role in development of the country and expressed the hope that AJK leadership will follow the footsteps of Nawaz Sharif in this regard and set an example of good governance and merit.
Allama Zahid said his party has special affection for Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif like their
elders. His party will always support Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s party.