During his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, who also hosted a reception in honour of Hazar Imam on 16 December. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman, along with other key government officials, and AKDN and Jamati leadership were also present.

In his welcome remarks, Syed Murad Ali Shah lauded the Imam and his family’s contributions to Pakistan.

“His Highness’s deep commitment to Pakistan and its development has given us all hope and support,” he said.

While recognizing the “clash of ignorance” as the reason for growing intolerance in the world, the Chief Minister further added that, “His Highness has propagated only the unity of mankind and has been rendering an invaluable and selfless service for all humanity as he has offered tolerance and understanding, acceptance and affirmation, harmony and unity in these dark and dreary times.”