The spokes persons of Christian and Hindu communities in an advice-giving meeting on Saturday asked the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take realistic steps for the resolution of their tribulations so that they could also participate in the progress of Pakistan.
The minorities’ spokes persons abhor that the past governments always took them as a second-class citizens of Pakistan and never paid staid interest to their dilemmas such as provision of jobs, admissions in educational institutions and making sure their religious rights.
Minority MPA in KPK’s Assembly Frederick Azeem Ghori, Haroon Sarab Diyal All Pakistan Hindu Rights Movement (APHRM) Chairman and Church World Service of Pakistan ambassador Kashif Faruki squabbled that the government should add to minorities’ quota in educational and government institutions for their better opportunities.
Frederick Azeem Ghori said he had been rising the problems being faced by the minorities in KPK, but the government was slightest concerned to rectify their grumble.
He said in the previously there was no jobs quota for the minorities in various departments but the PTI government announced three percent quota for them, adding that it needed to be improved to five percent. He said the Peshawar High Court had previously directed the government to enlarge the admission quota but the order was yet to be executed.
Kashif Faruki said that attempts were made to develop contact with the members of parliament, media and representatives of different communities to pave the way for law to protect minorities’ righties. The main issues include marriage law, Hindu Marriage Act and Voters Registration, adding that none of their rights were accepted despite long their struggle.
Haroon Sarab Diyal said that Hindus were more helpless and had been under pressure to get the right of obtaining computerized national identity cards, domicile, divorce and death certificates and marriage agreement papers.