Islamabad ( Khurram Shahzad ) The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized a Christmas Cake Cutting ceremony to join the Christmas celebrations with the Christian community. Rew. Pastor Babar Waris, Ch. Ashraf Farzand Chairman Minority Forum of Pakistan and others were present at the occasion.
Speaking at the occasion, Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that Christian community was playing important role in the economic development of Pakistan, which was laudable. He said millions of Christians around the world including Pakistan were preparing to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ who was sent to this world as a symbol of peace, brotherhood and respect for the entire humanity. He said that Jesus Christ not only healed the ailing humanity, but preached the divine values of tolerance, love and compassion and Islam also kept these values in high esteem. He said such events contributed to inter-faith harmony and unity in the country.
He said Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has formed a Minorities Sub-Committee to work for the welfare of minorities and assured that ICCI would continue to play role for promoting the interests of traders and industrialists of minorities including the Christian community.
Rafat Farid, Senior Vice President and Iftikhar Anwar Sethi Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that all minorities including Christians enjoyed equal rights in Pakistan and all should work hard for the development of our country. They wished Christian community Merry Christmas.
Zubair Ahmed Malik Chairman Founder Group and Zafar Bakhtawari former President ICCI lauded the positive role of Christian community in the economic growth of Pakistan and stressed for inter-faith harmony to take the country forward.
Pastor Babar Waris read the message of Jesus Christ. He said the message of Jesus Chris was conciliation, love and forgiveness for all that needed to be fully implemented for a peaceful society. He said that all communities in Pakistan have to work together for building a progressive and prosperous Pakistan. Ch. Ashraf Farzand Chairman Minorities Forum and Chairman ICCI Minorities Sub-Committee and others also spoke at the occasion. They thanked ICCI for organizing Christmas cake cutting ceremony for Christian community and assured of their full cooperation and support to the initiatives of ICCI aimed at promoting business interests of minorities.