No individual should be permitted to usurp the authority of the legal system: General Asim
On Monday, Dr. Azad Marshall, Moderator/President of the Bishops (Church of Pakistan and Bishop of Raiwind), led a delegation of 13 members from the Christian community in a visit to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M) at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
In a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the meeting delved into various topics of shared interest, with a focus on religious and inter-faith harmony. General Asim Munir lauded the Pakistani Christian community for their commendable contributions to national development, including the advancement of quality education, healthcare services, philanthropy, and their unwavering dedication to the nation’s defense.
The COAS expressed deep respect for the Christian community and underscored the importance of fostering stronger interfaith harmony, aligning with the true vision of a united and progressive Pakistan as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
General Asim emphasized, “Islam is a religion of peace, and there is no place for intolerance and extremism in Islam and society. In a civilized society, no individual should be allowed to take the law into their own hands.” Members of the Christian community acknowledged the Pakistan Army’s tireless efforts in combating terrorism and creating a secure environment for minorities in the country. They hailed the Army Chief’s gesture as an inspiration for Pakistani minorities to assume a more active role in nation-building and to rekindle their trust in a harmonious and inclusive society.