Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff General Hafiz Asim Munir has stated that Islam is a religion of peace, and there is no place for intolerance and extremism in Islam. He emphasized the need for interfaith harmony to put into practice the vision of Quaid-e-Azam and achieve the progress of a prosperous Pakistan. He stressed that no one can be allowed to take the law into their own hands in any society, regardless of their religion.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a delegation of 13 members from the Christian community met with Army Chief General Hafiz Asim Munir. During the meeting, discussions were held on mutual interests and matters related to religious and interfaith harmony. The delegation was led by the President of the Church of Pakistan, Dr. Azad Marshall.
ISPR reported that General Hafiz Asim Munir appreciated the role of the Pakistani Christian community in the country’s development, and praised their contribution to quality education, healthcare services, and welfare organizations. He also acknowledged their role in the defense of the nation.
According to ISPR, members of the Christian community praised the efforts of the Pakistan Army against terrorism and commended their efforts in providing a secure environment for minorities. They also appreciated the Army Chief’s commitment to promoting a safe environment for minorities and recognized the Army’s role in the promotion of the country’s development, social progress, and tolerance.