KARACHI: Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed by people of all faiths, especially minorities, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral here on Sunday.
A large number of people from different faiths including Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus demonstrating a fine example of inter faith harmony gathered at the cathedral to pray for the people of Kashmir and for peace in Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Bishop of Karachi and Balochistan Diocese Church of Pakistan Frederick John said that Christians, Sikhs, Hindus and people from all the other minority faiths in Pakistan feel the pain of the people of Kashmir, who have been fighting for freedom for years now.
“Whatever faiths we belong to, we are all Pakistanis and with Pakistan for the cause of Kashmir,” he said.
Representatives of the Muslim, Sikh and Hindu community, including Maulana Tahir Mashhadi, Hari Singh and Maharaj Vijay Goswami, also echoed their thoughts along with several prominent members of society also present on the occasion.
Following the singing of sacred songs, special prayers were held for the people of Kashmir as well as the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Peshawar and their families.
“They were praying in a mosque, the house of God, when they were martyred. Though they themselves have received the honour of martyrdom, they have left behind loved ones in grief. May God Almighty give them the strength to bear the loss,” said Bishop Frederick.
Published in Dawn, February 6th, 2023
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