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British-Pakistani Christians commemorate Taseer

LONDON: The Pakistan High Commission was presented with a wreath in memory of late Punjab Governor Salman Taseer by the British Pakistani Christian Association.
The flowers were presented on Friday evening as ‘a show of representation of the love the community has for Pakistan and the late Governor’.BPCA Secretary-General Wilson Chowdhry said on the occasion that Governor Salman Taseer was a martyr for justice and peace and “we believe that Taseer has become a strong emblem of the campaign towards a fairer Pakistan”.

He stated that in sounding out a voice for women and minorities in Pakistan, the late  Governor Taseer placed himself on the front-line of Pakistan’s  efforts for a progressive, moderate and democratic society.

The words on the wreath said :
“In memory of a great man, Salman Taseer, Governor of Punjab, who bravely gave his life defending the rights of Pakistan citizens. He will be remembered for all his good deeds and bravery when he spoke out against the continued miscarriage of justice.”
“Pakistan has lost one of it’s most conscientious and progressive statesman, the world has lost a great humanitarian. In speaking for the voiceless minorities of Pakistan, Governor Salman Taseer has shown a way forward for people of Pakistan. The courage and sacrifice shown by Governor Taseer is an example not just to his party, but also to the country- that change is costly but necessary. Some may choose to listen others may not, however, his lasting testament is one that lives on. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Governor Taseer. Christians everywhere are praying for succour for them and a restoration of peace in Pakistan.”
Another wreath on behalf of the British Sikh Council stated that Pakistan and the world has lost a great Samaritan of humanity.
He was a great supporter of the Sikh community. He will be missed. Our heartfelt commiserations are with the family and wish them well for the future and hope they are able to draw strength from the fact that Salman sacrificed his life for the greater good of all mankind.”
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