Lahore (Web Desk): National Minorities Day is being observed on Tuesday to honour the services and sacrifices rendered by religious minorities for the country, Radio Pakistan reported.
The Government of Pakistan declared 11 August as National Minority Day in 2009.
The day is aimed to recognize the contribution and sacrifices of minorities in creation of Pakistan and nation-building.
It has always been the endeavor of the Government to safeguard fundamental rights, safety, security, honour, life, liberty and prosperity of minorities in line with the historic speech of founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah at the Constituent Assembly on August 11, 1947.
To mark the day, different events, including seminars and social gatherings, are being arranged across the country by members of various religious minorities.
In a message on the day, President Dr. Arif Alvi has stressed upon the nation to maintain the spirit of tolerance, social equality and brotherhood in the society by shunning all prejudices. He said on this day, we all reiterate that individually every Pakistani citizen will meet duties of looking after their fellow countrymen.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz says the minority community has been playing an important role in progress and development of the country.