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Nawaz Sharif urged to defend rights of minorities in Pakistan


LAHORE: After a resounding success in the polls, the PML-N Premier, Mian Nawaz Sharif urged to ensure the protection of minorities in Pakistan.   



Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif

In line with the details, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz has claimed roaring victory in the polls, which makes them the ruling political party in Pakistan. Seeing the present political scenario in Pakistan, and dramatic change in the national horizon, the Global Minorities Alliance is imploring the PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif to defend the rights of the country’s afflicted religious and ethnic minorities.


As the prevailing Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) burst forth in Saturday’s elections. Pakistanis turned out in throngs to vote in the face of the Taliban’s deadly bombing campaign. The party of ex- cricketer Imran Khan, Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), has been registered as the second largest party in Pakistan. The clean sweep for the PML-N puts Nawaz Sharif at the verge of becoming Pakistan’s next Prime Minister for the third time.


In this context, Sheraz Khan, Chief Executive of the Glasgow-based Global Minorities Alliance, is beseeching Mian Nawaaz Sharif to reinstate the ministry of Minorities Affairs, which was altered into the ministry of National Harmony in 2011, subsequent to the assassination of  Shahbaz Bhatti- the then Minister of Minorites.


 “We would like to see an end to discrimination against minorities in public and private sectors,” said Sheraz Khan. In addition, he also desires to make out the Pakistani government pioneer procedures to bring to a halt the “misuse” of the blasphemy laws, which human rights groups’ state are being used against Christians very effectively.


The Global Minorities Alliance is for the most part anxious about Christian woman Asia Bibi, an allegedly accused of blasphemy who received a death sentence in 2010 and has been behind the bars since then, her repeal against this decision is still pending with a Pakistani court.