Islamabad , Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, Chair of the US Commission on International Freedom called on Pakistan’s Ambassador in United States Sherry Rehman on Thursday and discussed matters of mutual interest.
Dr. Swett apprised the Ambassador of her Commission’s work and interest in promoting religious freedom around the world. She praised Ambassador Rehman for her personal commitment to the protection and promotion of religious freedom and minority rights in Pakistan,said a press release received here from Washington,DC.
Ambassador Rehman informed Dr. Swett that Pakistan was firmly committed to the promotion and protection of religious freedoms and the democratically elected Parliament and the present Government have been particularly active in pursuing this goal.
She noted that the minorities make invaluable contributions to the development, peace and prosperity of Pakistan and the government is committed to fully harness their potential and contributions in all walks of life.
Ambassador Rehman noted that she was particularly pained to see the rise in religious intolerance across the globe including in the United States. She stressed that interfaith harmony can be promoted through collective and concerted efforts which required greater understanding of each others’ sensitivitie