In a significant meeting, Honourable Dr. Azad Marshall, Moderator/President Bishop of the Church of Pakistan and Bishop of Raiwind led a delegation of 13 members from the Christian community to meet with General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M), the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at General Headquarters.
During this meeting, a range of important topics were discussed, including matters of mutual interest and the promotion of religious and inter-faith harmony. COAS General Munir took the opportunity to commend the significant contributions of the Pakistani Christian Community to the nation's development, particularly their roles in advancing quality education, healthcare, and philanthropic services, as well as their outstanding contributions to defending the country.
COAS General Munir conveyed his deep respect for the Christian community and underlined the importance of fostering greater interfaith harmony in society, aligning with Quaid's vision of a united and progressive Pakistan. He emphasized that Islam is a religion of peace, rejecting any space for intolerance and extremism in both the religion and society. COAS Munir stressed that in a civilized society, no one should be allowed to take the law into their own hands.
The Christian community delegation expressed their appreciation for the Pakistan Army's efforts in combating terrorism and ensuring a secure environment for minorities within the country. They found inspiration in the Army Chief's gesture, viewing it as a call to Pakistani minorities to become more actively involved in nation-building and to have faith in a cohesive and tolerant society.
This meeting between the Christian delegation and COAS General Munir reflects ongoing efforts to promote harmony and understanding among Pakistan's diverse communities.
Courtesy of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)