KARACHI: Dismissing the notion that the minorities were feeling lack of protection in the country, Sindh Minister for Excise and taxation Mukesh Kumar Chawla stated on Thursday that minorities in Pakistan enjoy full protection.
Speaking to various delegations at his office in Karachi, he hailed the observance of Minorities’ Day on August 11 at government level.
Chawla said that the allocation of a 5% quota for the minorities in government jobs was an achievement on the part of the current government. He pointed out that the minorities were playing their part in the development process of the country.
He said that seats for the minorities in the Senate were enhanced, a step which would foster the sense of protection among the minorities.
The minister called for holding seminars and dialogue for promoting the spirit of interfaith harmony.
Chawla said that the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government was protecting the rights of the minorities in accordance with the Constitution as well as the manifesto of the PPP.