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Religious minorities safer in Pakistan as compared to many other countries: Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities’ Affairs


Religious minorities are safer in Pakistan in comparison with some of the other countries in the world, stated Punjab’s Minister for Human Rights and Minorities’ Affairs Khalil Tahir Sindhu. He expressed these views during his meeting with Ms. Ruth Graham head of a UK based funding organization. During the meeting provincial minister briefed her about the successful channelizing of funds in education sector.

Religious minorities in Pakistan

The meeting was held in Lahore, where the provincial minister briefed Ms. Ruth Graham that there has been significant progress made in the education sector owing to the effective channelizing of the funding. He said that Punjab Government is carrying out all-out efforts in the education sector. He further said that various projects related to education, health and governance are being carried out in collaboration with the funding organization.

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At the same time, he remarked, “Religious minorities are safer in Pakistan as compared to some of the other countries in the region. Government of Punjab has assigned a special Human Rights task force in order to preserve the rights of minorities.” He further continued that the provincial government is prioritizing betterment in the health and education sectors.

He said that various funding organizations are joining hands with the Punjab government to eliminate illiteracy from the province and serve the downtrodden. He said that the funds received are being used for the proposed purposes with complete transparency.

While Ms. Ruth Graham said that there has been an obvious improvement in the education, health, environment, agriculture, governance and other sectors in the province. She said that Punjab government’s cooperation is remarkable in this respect. It is owing to the collaborative efforts of the Punjab government with the funding organizations that we are seeing obvious improvements.