Islamabad- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appreciated the valuable contributions made by Hindu community in Pakistan in all fields.

In a message on the occasion Holi festival being celebrated on March 5th by the Hindu community, he said the nation is proud of their great contributions in the development of the country and deeply admires their loyalty to the state. He hoped that they will continue to play their positive role for peace, progress and prosperity of Pakistan.

The Prime Minister said Holi is an enjoyable and a fun-filled occasion. Traditionally a celebration of changing seasons, this festival mark the transition from the cold, dark days of winter to the warmth, colour and hope of spring’s bountiful harvest. He said the equality of all citizens of the state has been enshrined in our constitution.

Nawaz Sharif said the present democratic Government of Pakistan is committed to pursue policies that are aimed at creating greater harmony and cohesion among people of different faiths. Let me reiterate our commitment to continue fighting religious intolerance. He said let it also be made clear that we will not permit the persecution of members of other faiths in the name of religion.