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March 24, 2016

Minorities’ role in Pakistan Movement highlighted

Lahore

March 24, 2016

LAHORE

Punjab Minorities Affairs and Human Rights Minister Khalil Tahir has said minorities have played a memorable role from Pakistan Movement to its progress and stability. 

He was addressing as chief guest a seminar on the topic of role of minorities in Pakistan Movement at Forman Christian College on here today. Vice Principal of the college, Registrar Dr Hamid Saeed, Kalyan Singh, Arun Kumar Kundani, Amernath Randhawa, Michelle Chaudhry, Dr Azaria, Anthony Richard and Dr Christy Munir addressed the function and highlighted the role of minorities for the creation of Pakistan and its progress and development. A large number of students and teachers besides representatives of religious minorities attended the function. Khalil Tahir Sandhu said March 23 reminds historic struggle of the people of the subcontinent under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam for the setting up an independent country. He said minorities have played a commendable role for creation of Pakistan and development of different sectors especially education, defense and health. 

Paying tributes to the services of minorities for social and economic development of the country, Khalil Tahir said minorities have equal rights under the constitution of Pakistan and Quaid-e-Azam in his speech on August 11 had highlighted their role as Pakistanis. Referring to the history of Pakistan Movement, Khalil Tahir said that Christian community had decided voluntarily to support Pakistan and make every sacrifice for its creation. He referred to the role of educational institutions being run by Christian community as well as paid rich tributes to the services of Ralia Ram, Headmaster Fazal Elahi, Dewan Bahadur, SP Singha, Jogindarnath Mandal, Lalu Koto Ram, Justice Alvin Robert Cornelius, Joshua Fazal Din, labour leader Alfred Parshard, Theodore Phailbus and others. A special documentary film was shown on the services of minorities in Pakistan Movement.

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