Delegation of Christian community meets PM


ISLAMABAD, Aug 21 (APP): A delegation of Christian Community led by Khalil George, Parliamentary Secretary on Religious Affairs, called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at PM Office here Monday.
The delegation included among others Bishop Irfan Jamil, Bishop Ashraf Joseph, Bishop Humphery Sarfraz, Pastor Abraham Daniel, Pastor Imran Fazal, Sister Sosan Sardar and Sister Martha Taj.
Minister for Statistics Kamran Michael was also present during the meeting.
The delegation felicitated the Prime Minister on behalf of the entire Christian community of the country on assuming the Office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Thanking the Prime Minister for announcing state funeral for late Dr. Ruth Pfao, the delegation members said that the honour conferred upon Dr. Ruth by the Government of Pakistan has encouraged Christian Community to further contribute towards social and humanitarian services across the country.
The delegation apprised the Prime Minister of issues concerning the community in various parts of the country.
The Prime Minister appreciated valuable contributions rendered by the minority communities of country especially the Christian community in all walks of life.
He said that protection of minorities and providing them with opportunities to excel in every field as per their talent and capabilities is priority of the government. He said that the government is committed to promote religious harmony in the country.
The Prime Minister said that the government would continue making every possible effort towards addressing the issues faced by the minority communities.
APP/Ahsan/anm/ VNS Islamabad