Pakistan appoints a Catholic to increase interfaith harmony

From the Vatican Radio

Anthony Naveed, a Catholic cabinet member in the Sindh province of Pakistan  has been promoted to serve as the Chief Minister’s special assistant with particular responsibilities in the interfaith harmony office.

He is the first Christian member in Sindh reach this post and the only Catholic in Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah’s Cabinet.

Naveed, who belongs to the Pakistan People’s Party, said he looks forward to promoting interfaith harmony in a country that is currently suffering from extremism.

“Since 2012 in Sindh Province our government has been working hard to move forward to promote interfaith harmony and develop a tolerant society for people from different religions, faiths and sects,” said Neveed.

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