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PM Khan expresses condolence on Archbishop Tutu’s death

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his condolence on the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Laureate and close confidant of Nelson Mandela. Imran Khan terms his critical role in liberation & national reconciliation as an inspiration for future generations.

Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday expressed his condolence on the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Laureate and close confidant of Nelson Mandela.

On his Twitter handle, the prime minister posted, “My deepest condolences on the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Laureate, close confidant of Nelson Mandela, an icon of anti-apartheid struggle & champion of human rights. His critical role in liberation & national reconciliation are an inspiration for future generations.”

Nobel Peace Laureate, Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a prominent South African figure who helped bring an end to apartheid in the country, died in Cape Town. He was 90.

The passionate advocate for freedom and equality also headed the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the 1990s, after Nelson Mandela’s return to power during 1994 that investigated human rights crimes during the apartheid era.

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It played a major phase in South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy.

Tutu shared Mandela’s vision of a multiracial society in which all communities live together without racial discrimination and was credited with coining a phrase of “rainbow nation”.

Minorities are completely free to practice their religious rituals in Pakistan

State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Sunday said that Christians are an integral part of Pakistan and minorities are completely right to practice their own religious rituals without interference of any element.

He was addressing a Christmas cake-cutting ceremony while inaugurating various development schemes at Khushhal Town.
He said that government was promoting religious harmony which would not only attract the foreigners to visit their religious holy sites in Pakistan but also enjoy the serenity, beauty and cultural harmony of our society.

He on the behalf of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistani nation congratulated Christian community on Christmas and said that all available resources were being utilised to provide basic amenities to minorities in addition to protect their rights.