Islamabad November 10, 2015: Co-Chairman PPP Mr. Asif Ali Zardari has greeted the Hindus of Pakistan on the occasion of Deewali and called for strengthening interfaith harmony and protecting minorities’ rights.
I wish to extend on my behalf and on behalf of the Pakistan People’s Party heartiest greetings to the Hindus on the occasion of Deewali, he said in his message.
Deewali celebration is also an occasion to reiterate our commitment to promoting interfaith harmony as a means to fight religious apartheid.
Deewali is known as the festival of lights aims at celebrating the triumph of good over evil, he said adding “let us strive in the case of all that is good to defeat the evil”.
On this occasion I wish to reiterate that the Hindus, indeed all minorities, of Pakistan are equal citizens of the state and entitled to equal rights.
I also wish to reiterate our commitment to respect and uphold the UN Resolution calling for interfaith harmony and the pledges contained in the manifesto of the Party to safeguard the rights of all minorities in accordance with the teachings of the founder of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the founder of the Party Quaid-e-Awam Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.