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Governor lauds role of minorities in founding and building Pakistan

June 10, 2021

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has appreciated the active role of members of the religious minorities in the country in founding Pakistan and later on in ensuring the progress of their motherland.

He stated this on Wednesday as he met the representatives of the National Lobbying Delegation for Minority Rights at the Governor House. Krishan Sharma led the delegation. The governor highlighted the fact that members of the religious minorities, including Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs, were given the opportunity to live peacefully in Pakistan. He said the religious minorities in Pakistan enjoyed complete freedom to practise their religion.

He said the federal government had been completely acting upon the vision of the Founder of the Nation Qauid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah to ensure protection of the minorities. Ismail said Pakistan was one of the safest places in the world for minorities, whereas the minorities in India had been facing systematic persecution.

He said the present government had been making best possible efforts to provide the rights of the minorities. He mentioned that the Constitution of Pakistan stood for guaranteeing the rights of minorities in the country.

The delegation informed the governor that the draft of the amended Christian personal law was with the federal government, as they wanted that it should be tabled in the National Assembly at the earliest. Ismail assured the delegation of providing the best possible support in this regard.