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(2017-03-30) Mr. Knox Thames, the US Department of State’s Special Advisor on Religious Minorities in the Near East and South and Central Asia paid a courtesy call on Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM), on 30th March 2017.

Mr. Fatemi apprised the Special Advisor on the steps taken by the Government to ensure a more inclusive and progressive Pakistan. He said that while the world was facing increasing xenophobia and hostility towards minorities, the policies of the Government and its across the board support, has clearly shown that the nation has rejected the politics of hate and divisiveness. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Holi message to the members of the Hindu community, address to religious scholars at Jamia Naeemia and his message on the occasion of Christmas, all serve to highlight the Government’s unflinching resolve to fully protect the rights of the minorities, as guaranteed under the constitution of Pakistan.

30 March 2017

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