Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sindh Minister vows to protect rights of minorities

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing, Town Planning, Religious Affairs, Forest and Wildlife, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, vowed to protect the rights of the minorities.

Having participated in the ongoing religious festival in Swami Narayan temple in Karachi, the provincial minister expressed his solidarity with the religious minorities and categorically acknowledged that the role and contribution of the members of the minorities in the development and progress of the country was commendable. 

“Following the teachings of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government has always remained committed towards protecting the rights of the minorities,” he remarked on the occasion. 

“The Sindh government would continue to do so under the guidance and leadership of the PPP Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. It was the government of the PPP which always reserved seats for the members of the minorities more than any other political party in the country,” Nasir Hussain Shah added. 

He recalled that the PPP, through plenty of legislations, had protected the rights of the minorities in the province with the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act being another example. The Minister vowed that the Sindh government would continue to introduce whatever legislation needed for the protection of the members of the minorities. 

Nasir Hussain Shah announced that the Sindh government would make available 10,000 copies of Bhagavad Gita for the members of Hindu community soon. 

A Hindu delegation led by Pandit Shayam Nand and Ram Yoga Das, who came from Australia to attend the festival, also met with Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and his delegation that included special coordinator to Sindh Chief Minister, Shahzad Memon, Dr Lal Chand Ukrani and Chairman DMC South Malik Fayaz.