11th August "Minorities Day
The government of Pakistan officially declared the 11th of August as “Minorities Day” in Pakistan in the year 2009 due to the efforts of former minister of Pakistan’s minorities affairs Martyr ShahbazBhatti.
Minorities Day is celebrated annually across Pakistan on August 11th by religious minorities as an official event. Events are organized by religious minority groups along with the government who celebrates the day with a pledge to safeguard fundamental rights, safety, security, honor, life, liberty and property of the minorities.
The founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in his speech to first Constituent Assembly on August 11, 1947, had clearly laid down the outline of the type of state he visualized Pakistan to become. “You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or any other places of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed – that has nothing to do with the business of the state.” The speech clearly indicated that Pakistan was to be a pluralist society.
It is extremely important that we as the Pakistani Christian community in Canada get together to pay tribute to our heroes who contributed to the creation, development and prosperity of Pakistan so that their legacies would continue to remain alive within our generation and the generations to come.
This year, let us all come together in unity to honor our heroes and keep their legacies alive. Dinner will follow the program.
The details of the event are as follows: Date: Monday, August 11, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Venue: Swagat Banquet Hall, 6991 Mill Creek Dr. Mississauga, On, L5N 6B9
For further details, please contact
Peter Bhatti –416-727-1260
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