Washington DC, December 12, 2021 (TDI): Embassy of Pakistan Washington co-hosted with All Neighbors, a community organization representing Christians and other faiths, a special event to celebrate Christmas here at the Embassy.
Founder of the All Neighbours, Mr. Ilyas Masih thanked the Embassy of Pakistan especially Ambassador Dr. Asad Majeed Khan for opening the doors of the Embassy to the Christian community and holding events on major occasions such as Christmas and Easter on regular basis.
Congratulating the Christian community in the United States and the world across, Ambassador Dr. Asad Majeed Khan stated that at a time when the tide of religious extremism threatened cherished values of tolerance and peace worldwide, showing respect for other faiths holds the key to promoting inter-faith harmony.
Highlighting the religious diversity of Pakistan, the Ambassador recalled the assurance given by Pakistan’s founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah of complete religious freedom for people of all faiths in the country.
.@PakinUSA hosted the Annual Christmas Dinner in collaboration with All Neighbors.
It is heartwarming to see representatives of all religions coming together in the spirit of love, peace and compassion to celebrate Christmas. pic.twitter.com/tfevuYJ9WJ
— PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) December 12, 2021
He said that the way the entire leadership of the country and the whole nation has united to condemn a horrific incident of Sialkot was reassuring in stemming the tide of extremism and religious intolerance.
Ambassador said that Christmas carried messages of love, peace, forgiveness, and hope. He highlighted that Islam meant peace, therefore, religious harmony in the world was bound to usher in peace and security.
The event was attended by a large number of Christians and members from other faiths, who lauded the Embassy’s initiative of holding Christmas Celebrations graciously.
The embassy of Pakistan in the US is regularly hosting such events to promote Pakistan’s harmonious and peaceful image on a global scale. Pakistan is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic state where everyone is living in harmony with each other.