No one can force others to adopt certain religion, says PM Sharif

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Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said Pakistan was not made for the dominance of one religion over the others, and that no one can force others to adopt a certain religion.
“No matter what religion or beliefs you follow, or what part of the country you belong to, you must be provided equal access to progress and development,” the prime minister said while addressing a gathering held to celebrate Holi festival at a local hotel in Karachi.
“We need to think how we can make religious diversity our strength,” he added.
Sharif said that religion does not force anyone to do anything, let alone forcing anyone to adopt a certain religion. “Forced conversions are considered a criminal practice according to our religious teachings,” he added.
At this point the premier stopped for a moment and asked the members of the gathering to carefully understand the things he was saying, as “they are important things”.

Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said Pakistan was not made for the dominance of one religion over the others, and that no one can force others to adopt a certain religion.
“No matter what religion or beliefs you follow, or what part of the country you belong to, you must be provided equal access to progress and development,” the prime minister said while addressing a gathering held to celebrate Holi festival at a local hotel in Karachi.
“We need to think how we can make religious diversity our strength,” he added.
Sharif said that religion does not force anyone to do anything, let alone forcing anyone to adopt a certain religion. “Forced conversions are considered a criminal practice according to our religious teachings,” he added.
At this point the premier stopped for a moment and asked the members of the gathering to carefully understand the things he was saying, as “they are important things”.

Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said Pakistan was not made for the dominance of one religion over the others, and that no one can force others to adopt a certain religion.
“No matter what religion or beliefs you follow, or what part of the country you belong to, you must be provided equal access to progress and development,” the prime minister said while addressing a gathering held to celebrate Holi festival at a local hotel in Karachi.
“We need to think how we can make religious diversity our strength,” he added.
Sharif said that religion does not force anyone to do anything, let alone forcing anyone to adopt a certain religion. “Forced conversions are considered a criminal practice according to our religious teachings,” he added.
At this point the premier stopped for a moment and asked the members of the gathering to carefully understand the things he was saying, as “they are important things”.

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