Dear Salik, It was wonderful talking to you last night and really enjoyed our discussion about setting up the World Minorities Alliance Assembly and holding of a peace conference this year in Islamabad.

By Tariq Ishaq Bhatty
at Minority Conference in Islamabad

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Julius Salik also known as J. Salik, is a Pakistani Christian and activist for minority rights based in Islamabad. In 1996, he founded the World Minorities Alliance to advocate for the social status of minorities,[1] initially religious minorities in Pakistan – including Buddhism, Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs. That same year, he was nominated by Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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To express solidarity on behalf of Pakistani Muslims particularly Ulema (clerics) the foundation was laid for the first time in the history of Pakistan to jointly celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ on 25 December, 1981 at spacious Wapda Auditorium Lahore. Maulana Abdul Qadir Azad, Khatib of historic Badshahi mosque of Lahore and other Ulema were in the forefront. On behalf of Muslims-Christians unity forum it was announced that in future Eid Millad-ul-Nabi (birthday of Holy Prophet of Islam) would be jointly celebrated