The development of Karachi means that the development of the entire country as the dream of a prosperous Pakistan cannot be achieved without building its economic center.
Sindh governor Imran Ismail said this on Saturday during a speech at the inauguration ceremony for the renovated Taman Haji Rehmatullah Eidgah in Federal Area B.
He expressed his determination to restore the hustle and bustle of the city of Karachi, saying that Prime Minister Imran Khan is committed to solving the Karachi issue and that is why he has announced a massive building package for the city.
Ismail is of the view that the newly announced Karachi development package will be of great use to solve the city’s problems. He said the PM had asked MPs from Karachi to work in their respective constituencies to solve the problems of their citizens.
The governor also congratulated MNA Aslam Khan on his efforts to revive the park, which was previously turned into a garbage dump. He also welcomed community participation in the park restoration work.
Guru Nanak’s birthday
Meanwhile, the Governor said that the PM has the determination to ensure the granting of rights to religious minorities in the country. He made this point while speaking at a ceremony to commemorate the 551th birthday of the founder of the Sikh religion, Baba Guru Nank.
He said that no one in Pakistan is considered a second class citizen and that is why the people of the Sikh community are very close to the hearts of Pakistanis.
He said the rights of religious minorities in Pakistan were no less than the rights of the country’s Muslim majority. He added that on the contrary, Muslims in India are being persecuted and discriminated against on the basis of religion.
He appealed to the world community to become aware of the problem of oppression and injustice being perpetrated against Muslims in India.
Ismail said that Baba Guru Nanak’s teachings stood to serve humanity. He added that the government is obliged to protect the life and property of every citizen according to Islamic teachings.
Pakistani Sikh Council Chairman Sardar Ramesh Singh thanked the governor for holding a ceremony at the Governor’s Building to commemorate Baba Guru Nanak’s birthday.
He said the Sikh people were willing to make sacrifices for the progress and development of the country.