PM Reaches Karachi, Celebrates 'HOLI'
KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday reached Karachi on a two-day visit, where he attended an event of Hindu community to celebrate the Holi.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister extended greets to Hindus on the event, adding that the festival spread love everywhere.
He added that all the religious communities living in Pakistan enjoyed equal rights and reiterated his resolve to safeguards their rights. “Everyone is free to offer their religious activities in the country.”
“It is a crime to convert someone into another religion forcefully,” he said, adding that messengers gave education of religion, but not forced people.
He said that world was optimistic about the future of the Pakistan.
After attending the festival, the PM will later preside a high-level security meeting.
Soon after his arrival, the PM spoke at a meeting and assured that the work on the circular railway will resume soon and that it will become part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
He said that the federal government will provide 50 percent funds to Sindh government for the K4 project which deals with distribution of water.
Nawaz Sharif, along with a delegation that includes Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and federal minister Kamran Michael arrived Karachi where Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah welcomed them.
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