It commonly believed that the 25th of December is the birth day of Jesus Christ.
COAS General Bajwa joined the Christian community at Christ Church, Rawalpindi for Christmas festivities.
He encouraged all to remain fruitful to the course of Jesus Christ during the Yuletide and not to indulge in any negative behavior that would create problems for society.
Punjab Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Aijaz Alam Augustine in his Christmas message said that the chief minister had announced a grant of Rs30 million on the occasion of Christmas and Rs25m for the scholarship of minority students across the province. "Everyone, regardless of race, religion, political persuasion, social status or place of residence could look forward to sharing the goodwill of this festival and to living in peace with one another".
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Christmas celebration was generally peaceful in Maiduguri township and other parts of the state. The mass is to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
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In his Christmas message posted on his Facebook wall, the ex-president said we are the recipients of God's grace in the form of Jesus Christ who is the reason for this season.
"I wish all Nigerians a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year". On this occasion, I join my Christian brethren and sisters to pray for peace and harmony in the world.
But maybe this year we can be better.
"However, we received a kind of Christianity that confined God to the Church house, so to worship God, you have to go to church", he said.
Abraham, however, urged them to continue to dedicate their lives to the service of God and the advancement of peace, unity and love.