Christmas ceremony in Faisalabad: Muslims and Christs attended
Christmas Cake Cutting ceremony was held in Faisalabad Waste Management Company (FWMC) office. It was to join in the happiness of Christian community. Deputy Commissioner/Chairman Sardar Saifullah Dogar was chief guest on the occasion. MPA Latif Nazar, MD FWMC Col. Emad Iqbal Gill, Senior Manager Operation Ejaz Bandesha, other officers, Father Parvez Gulzar, Father Younis Anayat and Christian staff of FWMC were present on the occasion.
Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Commissioner Sardar Saifullah Dogar greeted the Christian community happy Christmas and said that as Pakistani nation our joys are common in connection with celebrations of religious and national days so as we all participating in the joys of Christian community on the eve of Xmas. He said that the minorities were also playing equal role for the development and prosperity of the country and their national services could not be ignored. He appreciated the services of Christian staff and advised them to maintain their quality of service for making the city neat and clean.
The Deputy Commissioner informed that the district administration had made comprehensive arrangements for the celebration of Xmas including holding of special Christmas bazaars, raising the security of churches, cleanliness and arranging special facilities at recreational spots. He asked the Christian community to celebrate the Xmas with sense of protection and exemplary discipline should be displayed on this occasion. MPA Latif Nazar said that the all Pakistani nation including Christian community was working with unity to put the country on the height of development. He said that present govt. believed in welfare and development of the minorities and various welfare steps were being taken for the protection of their rights. He also greeted the Christian community happy Xmas. MD FWMC Col. Emad Gill said that most of staff this company consisted of Christian community and their dutiful services were pride of this company.
He revealed that the Christian staff had been paid salary of December in advance under the Punjab govt. including the bonus. He said that Xmas cake cutting ceremony had been regularly held every year as tradition to express solidarity with the Christian staff. He thanked the guests for participating in the ceremony. Father Parvez Gulzar thanked Deputy Commissioner Sardar Saifullah Dogar and
management of FWMC. He that holding of this ceremony was the message of peace and solidarity. Father Younis Anayat prayed for the development and prosperity of the country and unity of the nation.