LAHORE- Pakistan came into being with the efforts of and leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who had vision of Pakistan being a welfare state where the rights of minorities would be protected and they would have opportunity to grow and develop.

In a statement issued here on Sunday Dean of Lahore Cathedral Church Rev Shahid Miraj said minorities played their due role in the freedom struggle and stood shoulder to shoulder with their Muslim brethren at all times. “Pakistan Day this year was on Sunday. Special prayers were offered for the peace and prosperity of the country in all churches. At the Cathedral Church too special prayers were held and we believe God Almighty would bless this country,” the reverend said.

“Pakistanis are hard working and tolerant people. We should all strive to make Pakistan as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam. The struggle that began on March 23, 1947 has not ended. It still continues today as we work hard for making Pakistan as was envisioned by the father of the nation,” Shahid Miraj said.