Peace Award 2006 Awarded to Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri
Bishop Dr. Andrew Francis paid warm tributes to the services of Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Chairman Pakistan Awami Tehreek, and Tehreek Minhaj-ul-Quran for promoting peace, harmony, tolerance, sympathy and love at national as well as international level.
The Bishop greatly appreciated Dr. Qadri`s valuable contributions to education, welfare, inter-faith tolerance and said they are unique.
He then announced an award for Dr Qadri in recognition of his commendable efforts that laid the foundation of a Muslim-Christian Dialogue Forum.
The Principal Secretary to Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, Mr G M Malik received the award on behalf of Dr Qadri whi is currently abroad.
On this occasion Mr G M Malik, along with Sajjad-ul-Aziz, Dr. Ali Akbar, Dr. Tahir Hamid & Ghulam Rabbani presented a cake to the Bishop in connection with Christmas and the New Year, on behalf of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
He said that Dr Qadri has always advocated and spread the message of Islam that is peace. He has been most vocal to denounce and condemn terrorism and extremism at all levels and has been one of the most dynamic leaders to promote the cause of peace round the globe. He said that Dr Qadri`s endeavors have brought about inter-faith and inter-civilization harmony. Dr Qadri is known as ambassador of peace and his anti-terrorism struggle has been recognized in the past on several international forums. He has indeed generated through his leadership new awakening to advancing peace and forbearance and promoting tolerance, moderation, harmony and non-sectarianism for a safe and secure future of mankind.