Government obligated to provide security to religious minorities: Christian lawmaker Asiya Nasir

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Political representatives of non-Muslim Pakistanis expressed appreciation over government’s efforts on the occasion of religious festivals of religious minorities. While speaking in a private news channel program, lawmakers from various faiths voiced their views about government’s efforts towards the religious minorities in Pakistan.

MNA Asiya Nasir

While speaking the program Christian lawmaker Asiya Nasir said that security of Pakistani citizens from religious minorities is responsibility of the government. Government must provide surefire security to the religious communities, who are being targeted often. Member of National Assembly Asiya Nasir who hails from JUI-F, further said that minority communities had been victim of the bane of terrorism-like other Pakistanis. She said that a successful operation against anti-state elements is much anticipated, by way of which situation would improve considerably.

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MPA Ramesh Singh Arora said during the program that the situation of security of religious minorities had improved. “The government is providing security to minorities during their festivals,” he said. He said that all citizens of Pakistan despite of their religion are entitled for all basic rights in accordance with the Constitution of Pakistan.

MPA Ramesh Singh that the World Bank had bestowed about 60 million dollars upon the Punjab government, for the sake of restoration and protection of minorities’ places of worship. He hoped that condition of worship places would now improve further.

MNA Lal Chand Mili from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf heaped condemnation on the killing of Hindu youth in Mirpur Mathelo. He said that religious minorities love Pakistan, and do not want to migrate to other countries, unless they are left with no other option but to do so.

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