Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury has appreciated the efforts being made by Pakistan Government for the welfare of the minority communities in the South Asian country. He expressed these views in a meeting with Wajid Shamsul Hasan the Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK at Lambeth Palace in Central London.
He said, Bishop of Peshawar recently called on him and was grateful to the current leadership in Pakistan as the welfare of the minorities has been placed high on the national agenda. Government has been trying to diffuse extremism through administrative measures while assuring the Archbishop that further steps will be taken for the protection and security of minorities in Pakistan.
Wajid Shamsul Hasan also presented Dr. Rowan Williams a book written by late Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto ‘Reconciliation, Islam, Democracy and West’. The Pakistani diplomat invited the Archbishop to speak at a Benazir Bhutto Memorial lecture on interfaith harmony as the late leader believed, worked for and sacrificed her life for a progressive, harmonized and religiously integrated Pakistan.
Anglican Church of England leader also presented a book to the High Commissioner titled “The Religious Others: Towards a Muslim Theology of Other Religions in a post?prophetic Age” edited by Muhammad Suheyal Umar and published by the Iqbal Academy of Pakistan.