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ISLAMABAD -- Christians throughout the country and world are celebrating Christmas, an event of peace and happiness . Special services are being held at churches across the world to celebrate the festival. The celebrations began with the special midnight services at Christmas eve while the Christmas day services started on Wednesday morning led by the bishops and the hierarchy of the Christian clergy at their respective churches. The Christian community has illuminated homes and churches while shopping for the occasion is underway at special Christmas Bazars. Almost all churches have been decorated with colorful lights and Christmas trees. Felicitating the Christian community in Pakistan and across the world on Christmas, President Arif Alvi extended his heartiest greetings to all our Christian brethren on the occasion of Christmas. He said much more than festivity and celebration, the spirit of Christmas is to share, to reach out, and to love all humanity. Jesus Christ brought and preached the message of peace, brotherhood and love for the whole humanity. He guided people towards virtuous living and urged them to seek divine mercy.

As a Divine Messenger, Jesus Christ is venerable to adherents of all religions. The President said that the efforts of our Christian Community for the socioeconomic development of the motherland are commendable. I also take this opportunity to pay the highest tribute to...

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