LAHORE: The cream of the crop of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC vows to struggle for basic rights of Christians in Pakistan
In line with the details, Pakistan Christian Congress publicized a declaration in a conference recently held in Lahore. The conference was held at the Best Western Hotel, where more than 50 delegates of Pakistan Christian Congress from 15 districts of Punjab were present. Largely, the agenda of the Conference was “Selection on reserved seats for minorities in parliament in not acceptable to Pakistani Christian which have decreased their representation in democratic institutions.”
The PCC Chief paid homage to Mr. Ijaz Farhat Advocate who has assumed the post of Chief Organizer of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC. At this occasion, PCC delegates and Mr. Mushtaq Gill Advocate, President of PCC Lahore, greeted Mr. Ijaz Farhat Advocate as they honoured him with garlands.
While addressing to the delegates, the newly nominated Chief Organizer of PCC Ijaz Farhat Advocate said that, “I will honor the confidence of PCC leadership laid down on him while thanking PCC President Dr. Nazir S.Bhatti, PCC President of Candadian Chapter Mr. Raymond Wallace Durani, PCC Lahore President Sardar Mushtaq Gill advocate and Central Executive Council of PCC who nominated him as Chief Organizer of PCC.”
Mr. Ijaz Farhat Advocate said that, “I would love to work with PCC as this is only political party which was and is representing the poor Christian nation of Pakistan in true meaning.” He also added that, “with consultation of leaders of PCC we will form Central Committee to make PCC active in the whole country.”
The PCC Chief Organizer insisted for an impartial census of Christians in Pakistan, as the exact number of Christian voters in Pakistan has not been displayed in the record of NADRA.
Mr. Ijaz Farhat said that, “there should be units of PCC at grass root level such as from union councils to Tehsils and District to Division and Division to Province level. We would participate in the coming local Body Election in which PCC will actively participate and nominate its members from every area of the country.”
The participants of this Conference included, Mr. Shahzad Masih from Renala Khurd, Dr.Niamat Azeem from Kasur, Mr. Bashir Sandhu, Mr. Philip Zafar Morris, Mr. Adeel Bashir, Abid Mughal, Mr. Bandgi Zafar, Mr. Tazgi Zafar, Violet Bashir, Manzar Bibi, Mr. Jarul and Mr. Jawad from Lahore, Mr. Ashraf Iqbal Khokhar Ex.District Member Lahore, Bashir Sandhu Ex.Member Kasur, Mr. Yousaf Khokhar Mangamandi, Mr. Barkat Masih Ex.Union Council member Lambay Jagir, Mr. Ashiq Anjum Ex.Union Council member Kasur, Mr. Zulifqar Masih Ex.Union Council member Phool Nagar, Mr. Manghat Masih Ex.Union Council member kasur, Mr. Saleem James from Shahdara, Mr. Daud Sharif from Kot Radha kishen, Mr. Jamshed Khan from Lahore, Mr. Asher Iqbal from Fasialabad, Mr. Rahat Anwar Advocate, Mr. Tabasam Iqbal from Lahore, Mr. Haroon Saroya Advocate, Mr. Hadayt Bashir Advocate, Mr. Karamt Masih from Raiwind, Mr. Saleem Iqbal Journalist Lahore, Mr. Arshad Farhat Ex.memer District Kkasur, Mr.Nawaz khushi from Chunian, Mr. Sajjad from Changa Mangha, Mr. Arslan Nazir, Mr. Sadaf Pervaiz, Humaira Pervaiz, Naila Sundas and Mr. Ashiknaz Khokhar from Sahiwal, Mr. Gulshad Nasri from Changa Mangha, Mr. Zeeshan William Lahore, Mr. Qamar Yousaf Lahore, Pastor Shabir from Faisalabad, Mr. Asif Munawr from Jhang Mr. Albert Khokhar, Mr. Shahid Yousaf Gill and Mr. Samuel Bhatti from Islamabad, Mr. Akram Waqar Gill From Rawalpindi, Ms Ruham Ambreen Shah from Lahore, Mr. David Masih, Pastor Imran Amanat and Mr. Baig Masih from Raiwind while Two Pastors from Grace Church representing clergy of Pakistan.
At the last part of conference, an open discussion session was held in which the participants keenly took part while sharing their thoughts and ideas for membership of Pakistan Christian Congress and participation of PCC in the upcoming local body Elections. At this occasion the discriminatory laws against Pakistani Christians also came under discussion.