LAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said Pakistan was the land of saints and not the terrorists.
Addressing a ceremony in connection with Lahore Literary Festival at the lush green lawn of the Governor House Friday evening, he said, Pakistan’s face, portrayed by the western media was wrong, adding local cultural heritage and saints’ teachings were in fact the real face.
Prime Minister Abbasi said, Lahore Literary Festival would help promote tolerance in the society and the foreign delegates coming from various countries would carry back the message of love.
Welcoming the foreign dignatories to Pakistan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said, it provided an opportunity for sharing ideas and thoughts. He expressed the optimism that delegates would enjoy the festival and play a key role in presenting soft image of Pakistan abroad upon returning to their respective countries.
The prime minister paying tributes to Asma Jehangir said, she besides people’s rights, fought for strengthening democracy and its survival.
Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana lauding the organizers said, Lahore Literary Festival was a sigh of relief for galaxy of writers and intellectuals under the given situation.
Lahore Literary Festival, Chairman Iqbal Z Ahmed thanked the Prime Minister, Governor and the foreign delegates for joining the festival. – APP