Highlighting issues: ‘Safeguarding minority rights need of the hour’

The meeting discussed various issues and problems related to minorities and presented their proposals for redressal


Our Correspondent January 31, 2017

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Human Rights & Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu has urged the civil society to adopt a mutual plan of action to safeguard the rights of minorities and to eliminate any possible exploitation in this regard.

Punjab government has taken concrete steps for the welfare of minorities along with effective legislation. However, a lot more is needed to be done in this regard with the collaboration and mutual understanding of all the stakeholders along with public institutions.

He stated this while presiding over an advocacy meeting of Punjab chapter organised by National Minorities Rights Network on Tuesday. Minority MPAs Shehzad Munshi, Kanji Ram, National Minorities Rights Network convener Sajid Christopher and others attended the meeting.

The meeting discussed various issues and problems related to minorities and presented their proposals for redressal.

Khalil Tahir Sandhu stressed upon the need to enroll all the minorities along with their family members in the forthcoming census so as to enable Punjab government to increase funds for their welfare and betterment.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2017.

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