Islamabad - Inter-religious harmony is need of the hour and the teachings of the Holy Quran are torchbearer for the whole humanity.

This was stated by Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Malik Matloob Ahmed while addressing the gift distribution ceremony among the deserving widows and poor here at St Thomas church in G-7/2.

The ceremony held under the auspices of Revolutionary Approach of Youth to Serve (RAYS) was attended by Chairman RAYS Inayat Daniel, Vice Chairman Fahad Basheer Gil, Director RAYS Advocate Sheher Yar Shamas Gill, Priest In-charge Church Emanuel Lorin, Chairman National Peace Council Ch Ghulam Mustafa Ansarai and other notables of the society.

The SSP appreciated RAYS for its efforts for uplift of humanity and said that it was very good gesture that the poor were remembered on the occasion.

He said that Pakistan was created in the name of Islam where all minorities and majority have equal rights and those trying to create any differences would have to face failure in their nefarious designs.

The SSP said, “It is the responsibility of the religious leaders to play their pivotal role for the promotion of interfaith harmony.”

More than 100 widows and deserving persons were given food packages during the ceremony and RAYS representatives pledged to continue such welfare activities in future as well.

Special prayers were also held for those who lost their lives in Peshawar tragedy and one-minute silence was also observed.