US envoy emphasises importance of religious freedom in Pakistan

US envoy emphasises importance of religious freedom in Pakistan


United States Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome poses for a picture with members of religious minorities and US Consul General Lahore Kristin K Hawkins. — Supplied

United States Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome and US Consul General Lahore Kristin K Hawkins marked the 248th anniversary of American independence during his visit to Lahore, according to an official statement issued on Saturday.

The July 5 event which hosted a wide range of government, business, and civil society representatives highlighted key areas of partnership between the the two countries.

This included a robust trade and investment relationship, innovative collaboration through the US-Pakistan “Green Alliance” framework on climate challenges, extensive people-to-people ties, and more.

In his remarks, Ambassador Blome said that the US will remain a committed partner of the people of Pakistan in strengthening fundamental freedoms and democratic institutions, as well as in expanding economic opportunities for Pakistanis.

The envoy also commended US business representatives in attendance for their work in creating high-quality jobs for the citizens, fostering women’s inclusion in the workforce, introducing innovative business practices, and supporting local communities through their corporate social responsibility efforts.

During his trip to Lahore, Ambassador Blome also met representatives of Ahmadi community and visited the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection. 

On the occasion, he reaffirmed the principle that every individual should have the freedom to live and worship peacefully, without fear of violence or harassment. 



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