Govt. committed to protect rights of minorities: Nilofer. PCP report by Afzal Masih
23 Aug 2003
Islamabad: Advisor to Prime minister on women development. Social welfare and special education Nilofer Bakhtiar has said the government is committed to protect the rights of minorities and taking all possible steps to provide them opportunities to i
Speaking at a function arranged by Christian community here on Sunday in connection with Madar-e-millat year Nilofer said the important and historic role played by Christian leaders in Pakistan movement and therefore, it would include in syllabus of schools and colleges.
She said the government under the guidance of President Musharraf was doing utmost to make possible for all the citizens, including women and children to enjoy their due rights and participates in the welfare and uplift of the society.
The advisor announced that a Christian convention would be arranged in Rawalpindi to provide them an opportunity to voice their requirements and participation in country's development. " Pakistan is a moderate, progressive and democratic country" and all the citizens enjoy equal rights and opportunities to progress she added.
She urged the people to follow the saying of Quaid-e-Azam "unity, discipline and faith" and work together without any prejudice and discrimination. Senator Tanveer Khalid and other speakers also spoke on the occasion.