KARACHI - Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali has Said that voice of the moderate and the tolerant is getting weaker and we are engulfed in what most consider a Clash of Religions, or as you put it, the ‘ Clash’ of ignorance’ – because indeed, that is exactly what it is,”

This he said while addressing a reception he hosted in honour of Spiritual leader of Ismaili Community His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan at CM House.

The chief minister welcoming His Highness to Pakistan, said here millions who eagerly awaited his arrival rejoice as he graced them with his presence, as a part of his golden jubilee.

He said that It was indeed an immense honor for him to host His Highness at CM House. “The contributions that you and your family have made to Pakistan are countless; even before we were recognized by the international community as a sovereign state, His Highness Aga Khan the third drove us towards gaining independence during the Round Table Conferences, where he advocated to put Pakistan on the map,” he said and added today, the philanthropic work done by the Aga Khan Development Network reaches millions across the nation, and Pakistan is indeed fortune to have been a beneficiary of the humanitarian work undertaken by the AKDN.

Murad Ali Shah said today, we live in trying times; Muslims at large are misunderstood and persecuted, and have become victims of ignorance and bigotry.

 “The voice of the moderate and the tolerant is getting weaker and we are engulfed in what most consider a Clash of Religions, or as you put it, the ‘ Clash’ of ignorance’ – because indeed, that is exactly what it is,” he said and added “And it is only when this darkness of ignorance is defeated by the light of education that we will experience any lasting change,” he said.

The chief Minister lauded the efforts towards global peace and stability.

“You have propagated only the unity of mankind, and have been rendering an invaluable and self service for all humanity, as you offer tolerance and understanding, acceptance and affirmation and harmony and unity-in these dark and dreary times,” he said.

The chief minister also welcoming Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari thanked him for taking time to attend his reception despite his very busy schedule and also congratulate him on a historic jalsa in Multan yesterday.

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