QUETTA - Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo on Saturday extended Christmas greetings to the Christian community.

In a statement issued here, he said that Muslims share equal joys of the Christian community on the occasion of Christmas Day saying the whole world was facing serious threat in the form of terrorism and law and order situation. “Jesus’ message of peace and security needs to be spread to tackle the menace of terrorism”, he said adding the Christian community was using all its capabilities for the development of the country.  The Chief Minister said that provincial government was ensuring protection of the rights of the minorities and the quota for minorities in jobs was being implemented. He said all minorities have full freedom to worship their churches in the province. Bizenjo said that all segments of the society shall have to work collectively for the sake of safety and eternity of the humanity.

145th birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam celebrated in Kohlu

Like other parts of the country, the 145th birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was observed on Saturday in Kohlu with national zeal, while a ceremony was organised at Levies Force Headquarter in the area. Deputy Commissioner Kohlu Qurban Magsi cut cake of the 145th birthday of father of the nation at the ceremony. District Health Officer (DHO) Dr. Gehwar Khan Marree, Medical Superintendent of District Headquarters hospital Dr. Asghar Marree, Assistant Commissioner Captain (Retd)  Chuadhry Uwais Afzal, officers and a large number of people attended the ceremony.  

Speaking on the occasion, DC Kohlu Qurban Ali Magsi said that nation paid glorious tributes to the greatest leader of the sub-continent for his valuable services in a free and independent homeland of Pakistan for the Muslims of subcontinent.

“The father of the nation had worked tirelessly and struggled for the Muslims of the subcontinent in the form of a separate homeland of Pakistan”, he said adding that we 

need to adhere to the principles of the Quaid and play our role in the construction and development of the country. On this occasion, special prayers were offered for the security, development and  prosperity of the country.