Lahore : Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council, Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has said that the ongoing development projects in Balochistan are opening new horizons to progress for the people living across the country. He was addressing as chief guest during an event, held at Uthal city district Lasbela, to mark the Hindu religious festival Diwali in Balochistan. On the occasion, the Dharmik Quiz, Speech and Tableau competition, was also organized by the Pakistan Hindu Council, in which Baloch Hindu children participated with religious zeal.
Dr. Ramesh Vankwani, who is also Member of National Assembly and belongs to ruling party (PML-N), said that constitution of Pakistan guarantees to provide religious freedom to the minorities, adding that Quaid-e-Azam also ensured the minorities to live according to their religious beliefs. He urged that the teachings of all religions ask their followers to respect other religions, which is essential for a peaceful society.
“The passion of Hindu Children participants proves that the future of Pakistan is bright,” Dr. Ramesh said, while adding that population of Hindu community in Balochistan is more than three Lac.
He said that peace-loving Hindu community is committed to join hands with other segments of society for promoting the interfaith harmony.
On the occasion, cash prizes and appreciation shields were also distributed among the participants. Latter, talking to the media, Dr. Ramesh Vankwani informed that Baloch Hindu community has supported his struggle for ban of alcohol business in Pakistan in the name of Non-Muslims. “Hindu community living in Balochistan is also very much disturbed on the ongoing practice of selling liquor is their names and considers this as social-evil,” he concluded.