ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi received Father Robert McCulloch, Procurator General at the Vatican in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here on Friday.
The Special Assistant assured the Procurator General that not only the Constitution of Pakistan guaranteed fundamental rights to the minorities, but the government was also fully determined to protect their rights.
He appreciated the work which Father McCulloch had done in Pakistan for 34 years and urged him to continue promoting Pakistan’s interest at the Vatican. He appreciated Pope Francis’s vision of peace and harmony and his initiative on climate change.
Father McCulloch stated that he attached great importance to Pakistan, a country which was dear to his heart. He termed the country tolerant and appreciated its efforts to fight the menace of terrorism and extremism.
Both agreed that inter-religious harmony was the need of the hour and essential for world peace