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Efforts will be made at all levels to maintain and restore the religious places of minorities, Federal Minister of Religious Affairs addressed the conference

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اقلیتوں کے مذہبی مقامات کی دیکھ بھال اور بحالی کیلئے ہر سطح پر کوشش کی جائے گی،وفاقی وزیر مذہبی امور کا کانفرنس سے خطاب

Lahore. December 3 (APP): Federal Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor has said that minorities in Pakistan have complete religious freedom. When Hindus and Sikhs come to Pakistan to perform their religious rituals, they are provided with all facilities and pilgrims mention the hospitality of Pakistan when they go back to their countries, which is a clear proof of this. It is said that the minorities in Pakistan are completely free and their religious places are protected.

He expressed these views while presiding over a one-day conference titled "Interfaith Harmony and Contemporary Demands" at a local hotel here on Saturday. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Religious Harmony, Islamabad. On this occasion, Prime Minister's Coordinator for Religious Affairs Shabbir Ahmad Usmani, Chairman Mutukah Waqf Property Board Habib Rehman Geelani, Chairman Central Royat Hilal Committee Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, Member of Islamic Ideological Council Allama Muhammad Hussain Akbar, Leader of Hindu Community Amrit Nath Randhawa, Sikh Community. Leader Maple Singh, Christian leader Bishop Yakub and a large number of leaders and scholars of other religions were present.

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In the conference, Hindu Pandit Bhagat Lal received great applause from the audience by reciting devotional poems in honor of Bani Karim. Addressing the conference, Federal Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor said that Islam is a religion of peace and security, the real lesson is humanity, our beloved Prophet came as a mercy to all humanity.

He said that it is important to thwart the nefarious plots of a few so-called liberal elements to defame religious people. A small group criticizes religions all over the world. It has to be done while the scholars should come forward in this regard. He said that there are people in all religions who are working for the promotion of religious harmony.

He said that a person cannot be forced to adopt a religion by force, but preference should be given to talking with reason, one cannot win someone's heart with a gun, take extortion from a non-Muslim, seize property. And harming it is forbidden in Islam, our Prophet ﷺ taught us to love and love humanity, in all religions the life, property and honor of every person is respected by all of us.

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He said that efforts will be made to give scholarships to students belonging to minorities, efforts will be made to provide expenses for the marriages of destitute girls in other religions. The Federal Minister assured that efforts will be made at all levels for the maintenance and restoration of the religious places of the minorities.

He said that you are ours, we are yours, Pakistan belongs to all of us and we have to work together for its development and security. Play your role.

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A large number of Kashmiris have been crippled for life due to the barbaric violence of Indian soldiers. Islamabad. December 3 (APP): All-Party Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir branch organized a seminar on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday. In the seminar held at the office, the international community has been urged to play its role in stopping the atrocities of Indian soldiers in Occupied Kashmir. The speakers said that a large number of Kashmiris have been crippled for life due to the brutal violence of Indian soldiers on innocent Kashmiris, the use of pellet pellets and bullets on peaceful protesters. They said that hundreds of Kashmiri boys and The girls have lost their sight. He said that India, the world's largest so-called democratic country, is flouting international laws and principles in the occupied territory, on which the silence of the international community is regrettable. The speakers said that the residents of the areas near the Line of Control are suffering from a difficult situation due to the landmines laid by the Indian Army. He urged the international community to take effective notice of this matter and hold the Indian government accountable for serious crimes against humanity. Apart from Mehmood Ahmed Sagar, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Altaf Hussain Wani, Hasan Al Banna, Advocate Parvez Ahmad Shah, Faiz Naqshbandi and Imtiaz Wani addressed the seminar. Meanwhile, Chairman of Kashmir Institute of International Relations Altaf Hussain Wani continued in Islamabad In a statement, emphasizing the need for an early resolution of the Kashmir conflict, he said that a large number of Kashmiris have been crippled so far due to state terrorism by Indian soldiers. He said that the Indian soldiers are using terrible methods of violence against Kashmiris, while the number of disabled people has increased many times since the use of pellet guns on innocent and peaceful Kashmiri protesters. He urged the institutions to take effective notice of the inhumane atrocities committed by the occupying Indian troops on innocent Kashmiris.

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