Islamabad: Miss Androulla Kaminara, the Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, siad that the European Union is with Pakistan in its efforts to promote interfaith harmony. She expressed these views during her meeting with Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri here in Islamabda on Tuesday.
During the meeting, relations between Pakistan and the European Union, Pakistan’s emerging positive image at the international level and matters of mutual interest were discussed.
EU Ambassador said that the recent Corona epidemic has severely affected all human beings but life is slowly returning to the normal. She said that the European Union will always continue to support Pakistan’s efforts to promote inter-faith harmony.
The present government’s Kartarpur Corridor project is a prime example of interfaith harmony. Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq said that thanks to the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the Corona epidemic has been brought under control to a greater extent.
He thanked the Ambassador of the European Union and said that Pakistan has always been vocal in protecting the rights of minorities around the world. Pakistan is prominent in its region in terms of providing freedom and rights to minorities.
Recently, a National Minorities Commission has been set up for the protection and welfare of the rights of minorities and for the first time, head of commission has been appointed from the Hindu community to better represent the minorities.
He told the delegation that the National Minorities Commission would be further improved through an Act of Parliament while inter-faith harmony committees were being organized at the district level. He said that negative propaganda was being spread against Pakistan on the issue of forced conversion.