National Council for Interfaith and Harmony Pakistan, Youth Council for Interfaith Peace and Harmony and Society for Promoting Interfaith Relations and Inclusive Transformation, SPIRIT, Lahore addressed a joint press conference on the topic of justice, peace and stability of Pakistan at Lahore Press club.
The speakers emphasized on unity, peace and tolerance among themselves.
Speaking at the press conference, Faces Pakistan head Javed William said that peace, love and brotherhood have been emphasized in all religions and the purpose of all of us coming together today is that we all have to fulfill our responsibility, so that peace can be established in the society.
He said delegation of peace met the Army Chief of Pakistan and IG Punjab to spread the same message and become an arm of the government in the journey of peace.
Maulana Shakeelur Rehman Nasir, president of the National Council for Interfaith Peace and Harmony, in his address said that while trying to end religious conflicts, he appealed to leaders of all religions and ethnic backgrounds to promote mutual acceptance, respect and contribute to promoting tolerance so that the vision of Quaid-e-Azam. Professor Kalyan Singh said that communal lines are our morals and values to restore peace, compassion, respect and acceptance.
Promoting appreciation of religious values, cultural and religious diversity, overcoming ignorance and in order to unite the society, inter-religious harmony has to be promoted.
Saira Butt, coordinator of Youth Council for Interfaith Peace and Harmony Pakistan (YCIPHP), said that women should be empowered so that they can promote peace and harmony.
Chairman Interfaith Peace and Harmony Commission Reverend Amjad Niamat said that rapid technological development is leaving its mark on the world, brotherhood, love and morality while values are shrinking, and they are threatened by violence and negative ideologies.
Syed Abid Raza Qadri said that historically strong
the nation stands at an important crossroads in its journey towards greater harmony and inclusiveness. The society, the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, dreamed that it would serve.
Professor Masood of National Council for Inter-Religious Peace and Harmony Pakistan said that as a beacon of light for justice, peace and humanity, but unfortunately today’s reality is that religious minorities find themselves marginalized and hopeless.
(Spirit) General Secretary Uzma Mustafa said that change in Pakistan is not only a desire but a necessity. Religious Leaders act ethically through Friday gatherings and promote peace, harmony whileon Sundays, brotherhood and inter-faith relations are emphasized in the churches.
Nabil Anthony, member of Youth Council for Interfaith Peace, said that it is essential for everyone to come together to promote interfaith harmony and for this, especially the youth should be empowered to promote peace and harmony in their families.