KARACHI – Sindh Governor Imran Ismail stated that the totally different sorts of steps had been taken to get rid of sense of insecurity amongst minorities communities and along with assist minorities to avail equal job alternatives within the nation.
He expressed these views whereas addressing the Dewali Pageant organised by Ministry of Spiritual Affairs and Inter-faith Concord and Nationwide Fee for Minorities (NCM) on late evening of Saturday.
“On behalf of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan, I am extending congratulations to you”, he stated, telling that Prime Minister emphasised to make sure the supply of equal rights to Minority group in Pakistan as a result of they had been equal residents alike Muslims.
Neighbouring nation, which at all times claimed to be secular, oppressed the spiritual minorities and even it didn’t permit Muslims to have fun the pageant or Eid in Kashmir, Governor of Sindh stated this whereas condemning oppression on Kashmiri individuals.
We’re equal within the Pakistan, Imran Ismail added, articulating that subsequent yr, we’d have fun this pageant within the governor home. Appreciating the strict implementation of SOPs by individuals, Governor of Sindh stated that everyone was carrying the masks to comprise the cornonavirus.
PTI MNA and Parliamentary Secretary on Human Rights, Lal Chand Malhi stated that Diwali was a pageant of lights, including that the Diwali symbolised the non secular “victory of sunshine over darkness, good over evil and information over ignorance.
Underneath dynamic management of PM Imran Khan, the minorities are having fun with equal rights within the Pakistan, Lal Chand Malhi stated. “We’re right here and celebrating the Diwali pageant the place you can find the individuals from totally different religions like Sikh, Christian, Muslims, Hindu and others as a result of this festivals is for all not solely Hindu group”, he added.
Earlier talking, Chairman Nationwide Fee for Minorities, Chela Ram stated that this was first time; we had been celebrating this pageant in Karachi. “It is good gesture where every person is participating in the festival because this festival is for all”, he acknowledged, telling additional that Muslims, Hindu, Sikhs, Jains and Christian got here right here to have fun pageant with us.
The credit score goes to federal authorities for organising such great pageant, chairman instructed the media.
Member of Nationwide Fee for Minorities, Dr Jaipal Chhabria stated, earlier this pageant was being organised in Islamabad, however on the request of NCM, it was organised right here as a result of the vast majority of Hindu group was dwelling in Sindh province.
“We are thankful to federal minister Noor-ul-Haq Qadri for organising such the function here and also thankful to governor Sindh for participating in the festival”, he stated, appreciating that they performed in depth position in making the Diwali Pageant profitable.
Participation of individuals from totally different religion and faith on this perform had promoted interfaith concord and it was want of time, he added, suggesting that different provincial authorities together with Sindh ought to organise such programmes to advertise the interfaith concord.
The verses from Quran, Bible and Gayartri Mantra had been recited at begin of Diwali perform. The mythological efficiency was additionally organised and as well as, individuals additionally loved the music sung by famend singers particularly Narodha Malini.
PTI MNA Dr Ramesh Kumar, Member of Sindh Meeting Mangla Sharma and different notables attended the pageant.
Numerous individuals from totally different stroll of life together with households participated.
They appreciated the federal authorities and PTI Minority leaders particularly MNA Lal Chand Malhi for organising such great Dewali pageant in Karachi.
Diwali is one in all main festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. The pageant normally lasts 5 days and celebrated through the Hindu Junisolar month Kartika (Mid-October and Mid-November). It’s a celebration of the day Lord Rama returned to his kingdom Ayodhya along with his spouse Sita and his brother Lakshmana after defeating Ravana in Lanka and serving 14 years of exile.