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Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan ensures cultural and Religious freedom to all minorities living in Pakistn: NA Deputy Speaker
Wednesday, 10th April, 2019

Islamabad 10th April 2019; Qasim Khan Suri Deputy Speaker National Assembly has said that the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan ensures cultural, religious and economic freedom to all minorities living in Pakistan. He said that all citizens in Pakistan enjoy equal rights irrespective of their believes and cultural differences. He said that Pakistan is a home of different civilization where people of diverse religions were living peacefully. He expressed these views while addressing the minority youth delegation which met him under the leadership of Member Provincial Assembly Khyber Paktunkhwa Mr. Wazir Zada at Parliament House on Wednesday. The delegation comprise of Christian, Hindu, Sikh, and People of Kalash Youth belonging to KPK.

Deputy Speaker said that the role of minorities in the socio-economic development of the country is of crucial importance and they are serving the nation in all spheres of life. He said that we all are citizens of one country that is Pakistan. He stressed the need to work hard consistently for eradicating the social evils like poverty, ignorance and economic deprivation from the society. He appreciated the unity of all members of the society especially minorities during recent escalation with India. He expressed his commitment that all due rights will be provided to minorities. He said that region needs peace and stability not war mongering steps like India. “Our real challenges are economic deprivation, ignorance and hunger and we need to tackle them at all cost”, he added.

Qasim Khan Suri that Modi regime in India is bent upon to create mayhem and destruction in the region just for winning election. He said that India is using cheap tactics to divert the attention of its public from real issues. However, the response of the incumbent leadership under the Premier ship of P.M Khan has been of restraint and  Pakistan has made clear that it want peace and prosperity in the region not war and conflict. He appreciated the role of minorities in all socio-economic domains.

The delegation members commended the present government’s efforts for inclusion of the minorities in all socio-economic activities. Mr. Muhammad Mushtaq, Additional Secretary National Assembly, briefed the delegation regarding basic articles of the constitution which are related with the basic rights of the minorities and formation and function of National Assembly and its Standing Committees.