Lahore, December 17:

          Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute Prof. Dr. Sardar Muhammad Al-freed Zafar has said that Christmas is a day to renew the pledge to promote mutual love, brotherhood, tolerance and social justice. He added that the teachings of Jesus are a beacon for all humanity. He further said that the Punjab Government has honored Christians in official documents by issuing a notification to write them “Masih” instead of Christian and has fulfilled their long standing demand.


          These views were expressed by Prof. Al-freed Zafar and ED PINS Prof. Khalid Mahmood on a 250-pound Christmas cake-cutting ceremony at LGH said that we all appreciate the services of the Christian community in building and developing the beloved homeland and in the struggle for the establishment of Pakistan. They said that the services of the Christian brothers, especially in the field of education and health, have not been hidden from anyone, even in the fields of Pakistan’s Armed Forces and Judiciary. These brothers have always participated in the field of medical, especially in the nursing community, they said. Today we have to pay tribute to all those Christian brothers who are devoting their energies to the services of the country and the nation. Principal PGMI & ED PINS appreciated to holding of cake cutting ceremony with regard to Christmas arranged by Punjab Paramedical Staff Association and Nursing Community.

          On this occasion, Khateeb Badshahi Masjid Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, MS Dr. Abdul Razzaq, President Paramedical Staff Association Rana Pervez, Waris Aftab, Shehzad Roshan, Majeed Raj, Fazal Aasi, Amanat Saghar, SIS Kausar Tahir, Anam Pervaiz, Sadia Shaukat, Shamim and other employees were also present. Prof. Al-freed and Prof. Mahmood further said that people of all religions living in Pakistan irrespective of race and color are all compatriots of Pakistan. We should become a nation and play our role in the development and prosperity of Pakistan, they added. The real meaning of the teachings is because besides Christmas, December 25 is also the day of birth of the Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who teaches us to build, develop and protect our beloved homeland, they concluded.

          On this occasion, nurses and paramedical staff wished each other a Merry Christmas by singing traditional religious songs and expressing good wishes for the New Year, they prayed that Allah Almighty would protect the beloved homeland and the charity of Jesus Christ would keep the country safe from epidemics and diseases.

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