Federal Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sahibzada Noor-ul-Haq Qadri praised the Chinese government for ensuring the freedom for Muslims to perform religious rituals such as the Hajj and to observe holy months such as the Ramazan and other festivals.
Addressing a webinar titled “Xinjiang is a Beautiful and Unique Region” hosted by the Chinese Ambassador, he said China guarantees the protection of religious freedom to Muslims residing there through its laws. .
He said the people of Pakistan have a religious and cultural bond with the people of Xinjiang. There were some 24,000 beautiful mosques in the area which currently represent religious and ethnic harmony.
He praised the Chinese government for commending the standard translations of the Quran Pak, Sahih Bukhari into different Chinese languages for the benefit of Muslims and for establishing an Islamic school in Xinjiang.
He expressed the hope that these facilities would help promote religious education and Islamic principles. The Pakistani people have a lot of love and devotion for China and the Chinese people. Pakistan has religious and cultural affiliations with the Chinese people.
The importance of China’s Xinjiang Province has increased dramatically due to its proximity to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The economic and social development of Xinjiang, a beautiful blend of Central Asian and Middle Eastern culture, has improved the standard of living of its people.
Senior officials from Xinjiang gave a detailed briefing on the socio-economic development of the local population.
The National Assembly, Vice President Qasim Khan Suri and Senator Faisal Javed also spoke.