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Christian leader calls for implementation of minorities’ quota


Calls for implementation of 5% jobs quota reserved for the religious minorities in the country. Chaudhry Mushtaq Gill, a Christian leader has called upon the government to make sure that the religious minorities get benefited by the jobs quota reserved for Non-Muslims.

Job quota reserved for minorities in Pakistan

Chaudhry Mushtaq Gill, member of the Minorities’ Advisory Council for the Government of Punjab has urged for the immediate implementation of the 5% jobs quota for the religious minorities in the country. In his statement, Chaudhry Mushtaq asserted that former Chief Justice of Pakistan Tasaduq Hussain Jillani had directed the government in its ruling that minorities’ quota should be implemented and that non-Muslim Pakistanis should be provided jobs under the 5% jobs quota.

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He further said that the then Chief Justice had explicitly directed that the non-Muslim Pakistanis must be accommodated in the educational institutes under the same quota system. “Unfortunately, this ruling has been overlooked.”

Chaudhry Mushtaq Gill urged the Chief Minister of Punjab to direct the administration of the Sargodha University to take in non-Muslim students under the 5% quota reserved for the non-Muslim students. He said that on June 19, 2016 the then Chief Justice of Pakistan had ruled that non-Muslim students should be quartered in the educational institutes in compliance with the 5% quota.