KARACHI: The Sindh Government has decided to recruit youth from minority community for the security and protection of minorities and their worship places.
Talking to a delegation of Christian community led by Haroon Mehraj at Chief Minister House in Karachi on Wednesday, the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah said the provincial government has principally decided to recruit the youths from minority communities in Sindh Police and to depute them for the security of minorities' and their worship places. They would be deputed after providing them with necessary training, said Shah.
During the meeting, the chief minister directed the Sindh police and all district administrations to provide security to all minorities including Christian’s community within their respective areas.
“PPP represents minorities and its government will protect their rights at any cost,” said CM Sindh.
The Provincial Minister for Minorities Gian Chand Esrani and Special Assistant to CM Rashid Rabbani were also present during the meeting.
Responding to the security concerns of the visiting delegation, Shah directed DIG Karachi East to resolve the security problem and ensure security to the Christian community at Essa Nagri, Gulishan-e-Iqbal Town Karachi. He also issued directives to commissioner Karachi for resolving the problems being faced by Christian community in Karachi.
The chief minister also said that he has already issued strict instruction to the higher authority of Sindh Police and all district administrations for providing security and launching other social upliftment programs within their jurisdictions.
The meeting was also informed that many development schemes have also been included in the current annual development plan 2014-15.
The minister for minorities said that he would personally monitor the on going development schemes in the rural Sindh to get the first hand information about the problems being faced by minorities and ensures qualitative work and protection of the worship places.
He assured the Christians community that he would visit Essa Nagri to observe the issues that they faced first hand.
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