British Missionaries’ role in development of Pakistan commendable: Nafees

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan High Commission London has organized a Reception in honour of the British Missionaries, Educationists and Philanthropists who had lived and served in Pakistan.

The event entitled, “The Journey of Love” was part of High Commissioner, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria’s outreach initiative to connect with the British friends of Pakistan and the Pakistani Diaspora in the United Kingdom.

In his remarks, Pakistan’s High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria commended the contribution of the British Missionaries towards the development and progress of various segments of society in Pakistan.

The High Commissioner said Pakistan is rich in cultural and religious diversity as its population comprises the Christians, Sikhs, Budhists, Hindus, Parsis, Zoroastrians, Bahais, and small portion of the Kalash, Kihals and Jains.

Speaking about the rights of country’s citizens of various faiths and beliefs, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria said Constitution of Pakistan protects the rights of all the citizens without any discrimination.

The British Friends on the occasion appreciated the High Commission’s gesture which would help further strengthen the bilateral relations.

They shared with the audience fond memories of their work and stay in various parts of Pakistan.

The speakers praised the people of Pakistan for their hospitality, love and religious tolerance.

A large number of the British Missionaries, Educationists, Philanthropists, Member Parliament, Counselors, members of the Pakistani Community and Media attended the Reception.