KARACHI - Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has extended heartiest felicitations to the Christian community in Pakistan and the world over on the auspicious occasion of Christmas being celebrated today.

In a felicitation message on the eve of Christmas, the PPP Chairman said that his Party has always fought for the downtrodden and the marginalized. The PPP always treated non-Muslims, including the Christian brothers and sisters as equal citizenry, he added.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that PPP was true ideological heir of the founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the Party stands as the torch-bearer of his principles as the statesman and father of Pakistani nation.

He pointed out that PPP gave representation to non-Muslims including Christians in the Senate of Pakistan for the first time and elected more than two dozen non-Muslim PPP workers as Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of District Councils, Municipal and Town Committees.

The PPP chairman said that recent terrorist attack on a Quetta Church was strongly condemnable act and PPP leaders will always stand in solidarity with the victims besides taking all possible steps to protect them.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari urged the Christian community to offer special prayers for the peace, prosperity, and harmony in the country.

Meanwhile, Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has paid rich tributes to the Founder of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on his 141st Birthday anniversary being celebrated on Monday (tomorrow).

In his message on the eve of birth anniversary, the PPP Chairman said that Quaid-e-Azam’s vision for future Pakistan had been dented by the dictatorial regimes and elements infesting Kalashnikov culture, ethnic hatred and extremism in the society. However, the PPP continues to be strong citadel of the vision and mission of the founder of the nation for making Pakistan an egalitarian, democratic and progressive state, he added.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari pointed out that Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto accomplished the dream of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah by gifting first-ever unanimous Constitution to the nation in 1973, a democratic order based on equal rights for every individual and laying the foundations for an invincible defence. Having lost her father, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto fought valiantly for democracy and the downtrodden people eventually laying down her life for the cause, he added.

PPP Chairman said that his Party was fully committed to the pledge by the founding fathers to achieve their every dream to make Pakistan a role-model democratic Muslim state, which is at peace within and with its neighbours.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari promised that his Party will always follow the guiding principles of Quaid-e-Azam in its quest for strong democracy, prosperous nation, and progressive tolerant society.