Pakistan:President on ‘Duty’ to Safeguard Religious Freedom

Pledging respect for religious freedom, the president of the world’s second-largest Muslim nation has asserted that it is the “duty” of Islamic societies to safeguard the “honor, dignity, life and property” of followers of other religions.

President Arif Alvi of Pakistan made the remarks during a Jan. 25 interfaith conference in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, in which a number of Catholic figures participated, including Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio, as well as Archbishop Christophe Zakhia El-Kassis, papal ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, and Archbishop Joseph Arshad of Islamabad.

Source: UCANews

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