We want to offer a safer Pakistan to the religious minorities says Sadiq al Farooq, Chairman Matrooka Waqf Imlak Board. We are striving to make the country a safer and prosperous for the religious minorities, he added. “We wish that every pilgrim visiting Pakistan be offered hospitality every best possible way,” he said.
Sadiq al Farooq was addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club along with MPA Kanji Rao and six families from minorities’ communities. At this occasion, children who are being sponsored for treatment abroad were also present. Sadiq al Farooq briefed the media that CM Punjab Shahbaz Sahrif had introduced a free of cost medical treatment initiative.
Sadiq al Farooq further said, there are at least 60 lac Hindu citizens in Pakistan. “Other religious minorities are being also being benefited by free of cost facilities of education and medical treatment.” He stated that about 80 children are being sponsored for medical treatments abroad and majority of these children hail from religious minorities. Government is bearing at least 10 to 40 lack per child, he stated.
He further stated that he is was trying his best to make sure that the religious minorities are offered sound security and protection and that administration of their worship places is run smoothly. He said that under the auspices of Punjab Government, funds of 60 lac were distributed among deserving families hailing from religious communities in Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur- which is an Appreciable effort.