KARACHI, April 21: On Tuesday, A beautiful example of interfaith harmony was witnessed at UAE Consulate in Karachi hosted an interfaith iftar Dinner in honor of Interfaith Harmony Karachi at the UAE Karachi Consulate.
The interfaith iftar, which focused on interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence, gathered civil society figures and representatives of the different religious communities established in Karachi, including Islam, Parsi, Baha’i, Christianity, Buddhism and Sikhism, at the UAE Consulate to break the fast together. The scrumptious Iftar followed by a delicious dinner was attended and enjoyed by members of the multiple faiths. Cardinal Joseph Coutts, was the guest of honor on the occasion.
Sindh Provincial senior Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Ambassador at Large for Global Peace & Human Rights, Chairman Interfaith Commission for Peace & Harmony (ICPH ) Imam Allama Imam Ahsan Siddiqui Vice Moderator Church Of Pakistan Bishop Kaleem John, Bishop Of Karachi &Balochistan Bishop Fedrik John, Chief Petron Pakistan Sikh Council Sardar Ramesh Singh, Guru Pandit Ram Nath, Co- Chairperson Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Asad Iqbal Butt, ParsiCommunity TushnaPatail, Karachi DawoodiBohra Ali Asgahr Abdullah Shakir, Kalipna Devi Advocate General Sindh, Pundit Vijay MaharajGuswami, Transgender Community BindiyaRana, BahaiFarsheedRoohani, She Foundation chairperson Elizabeth Morris, Master Peace Pakistan KelashSarhadi , MPA Mangla Sharma and other dignitaries participated.
Consul General UAE Karachi BakhitAtiq Al-Rumiti said by building on mutual understanding, coexistence and respect for human dignity, we can achieve many miracles. The UAE has shown, through major milestones such as the Abraham Accords, that its model of religious pluralism and tolerance makes it a haven of peace in a region known for its conflicts. We are deeply committed to the promotion of tolerance and peaceful, interfaith coexistence, in the UAE, in Sindh Baluchistan and Pakistan, and throughout the world.
The interfaith iftar demonstrated the success of solidarity, which is derived from the intrinsic value of tolerance in the Emirati community. Caring for others, dealing with others with good morals and living cohesively are integral parts of the construct of this holy month of Ramadan and it stands as a cornerstone in this country’s culture.-DNA