No one can be allowed to take law into his own hands: Gen Asim

Army Chief expresses deep respect for Christian community n Says there is no space for extremism in Islam and society

RAWALPINDI   -  Dr Azad Marshall, Moderator / President Bishops (Church of Pakistan and Bishop of Raiwind) along with 13 member dele­gation of Christian communi­ty called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Mu­nir, NI (M) at the General Head­quarters on Monday. 

According to a press release is­sued by the Inter-Services Pub­lic Relations (ISPR), during the meeting matters of mutual in­terest, religious and inter-faith harmony, were discussed. COAS lauded the contributions of Pa­kistani Christian community in national development, including promotion of quality education, healthcare and philanthrop­ic services and outstanding role played by them for the defence of the motherland.

COAS expressed deep respect for Christian community and stressed upon the need for pro­moting greater interfaith har­mony in society in order to fol­low Quaid’s true vision of a united and progressive Pakistan. 

COAS emphasised “Islam is a religion of peace and there is no space for intolerance and ex­tremism in Islam and society. No one can be allowed to take law in his own hands in a civilised society”. Christian Community members acknowledged Paki­stan Army’s efforts in combating terrorism and providing secure environment to the minorities in the country. They appreciated Army Chief’s gesture as an inspi­ration for Pakistani minorities to take greater and more active part in nation building and in re­storing their faith in a cohesive and tolerant society.

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