Pakistani Christians pay homage to Justice (Retd) Baghwandas on demanding Dual Vote
27 Jul 2012
Islamabad: July 27, 2012. (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC has paid homage to Justice (Retd) Rana Baghwandas on raising voice for electoral system for minorities in Pakistan.
Justice (Retd)Rana Baghwandas urged government of Pakistan to allocate Dual Vote electoral system for minorities in Pakistan in a seminar organized by National Harmony Ministry of Pakistan government on July 25, 2012, in Islamabad.
Dual voting right is a long standing demand of Pakistani minorities which have been never seriously considered by Pakistan administration.
The Pakistani Christians, Hindus, Ahmadi and other religious minorities were enjoying Separate Electorate from 1985 till 2000 when military ruler Parvez Musharraf imposed Joint Electorate which snatched Election right of minorities’ voters and empowered Muslim political parties to select minority representation on seats reserved for minorities’ in parliament of Pakistan.
Nazir Bhatti said that presence of Rana Baghwandas in government organized seminar in Islamabad rescued millions of oppressed and persecuted minority individuals where one Christian Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan holding portfolio of National Harmony Ministry and his associate were ready to announce cancelation of Quota System and reserved seats in Parliament.
“Justice (Retd) Baghwandas saved our identity in Pakistan with proposal of Dual Voting right and delimitation of constituencies of Christian, Hindu and other religious minorities’ voters” Said Nazir Bhatti
“One brother to seek power in government helped government to impose Selection system on minorities and other brother was going to urge government to abolish our Quota and reserved seats in parliament on July 25, 2012, but presence of Justice (Retd) Baghwandas foiled a conspiracy” added Nazir Bhatti
Dr. Nazir Bhatti said that Pakistani Christian will ever remain humble to his honor Justice (Retd) Rana Baghwandas on his stand for minorities of Pakistan and