PM's Message on the occasion of Diwali 2017

I wish to extend my heartiest greetings to the Hindu community across the country and abroad on the occasion of Diwali. I sincerely wish that may the festival of lights bring happiness and peace in the lives of all those who are celebrating this day.

The Government of Pakistan is committed to the welfare of the minorities and safeguarding their fundamental rights. In this effort we are guided by the golden principles enunciated by our Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H), the vision of our Quaid and our Constitution.

I take this opportunity to also reiterate that the need to promote inter-religion and inter-faith harmony has never been as great as it is today. Let us never forget that no religion teaches hatred and violence. Indeed, every religion stands for promoting peace, harmony and love for humanity. I call upon the religious leaders to play their role in highlighting the core religious values and to promote those values that bind the society into bonds of humanity.

I also call upon the Hindu community, on this occasion, to continue making their valuable contributions for the prosperity of Pakistan. We remain committed to promote a society free from any discrimination based on caste or creed.

Happy Diwali.