The Ministry of National Harmony is in the process of establishing a hotline to help redress grievances of minorities. An aggrieved person from a minority community will be able to record his grievance on the hotline and the local administration will be contacted to resolve his or her issue.
According to a ministry official, many measures for the safety, improvement, maintenance of property, religious and worship places of the minorities have been taken during the last four years and millions of rupees were provided to relevant departments in this regard. He said that the Evacuee Property Trust (EPT) Board had established a Security Wing employing 931 personnel to ensure internal security of all the religious/worship places countrywide.
The other security measures will include installation of security system at Gurdwara Dera Sahib Lahore, Gurdwara Punja Sahib, Hassanabdal and Gurdwara Janam Asthan Nankana Sahib including CCTV cameras, luggage scanners, metal detectors, walk through gates.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 3rd, 2012.