HR&MA Punjab celebrates int’l Minority Day in collaboration with the Christian Care Foundation

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Secretary Human Rights and Minority Affairs Masood Mukhtar said that record-breaking works had been done for religious minorities through the platform of Human Rights Department, while Yohanabad was made a model city during the Tehreek-e-Insaf government. He further said that every year the budget is being increased for scholarships and admission to higher universities has been made possible. He expressed these views while speaking at a ceremony organized on the occasion of the International Day of Religious Minorities in Yuhanabad area of ​​Lahore. Ceremony was organized by the Department of Human Rights in collaboration with the Christian Care Foundation. Addressing the ceremony, DG NADRA Major Syed Saqlain Abbas Bukhari said that first of all, every person belonging to religious minorities must make their identity card mandatory so that they can fulfill their duty by being entitled to vote. Under the Constitution of Pakistan, all citizens have equal rights, while religious minorities are being provided with equal opportunities in every field, however, birth registration and identity cards can play a more active role and play a key role in the development of Pakistan. Representatives of the Christian community, social leader Sajid Christopher explained the problems related to ID card to DG Nadra and demanded that ID card vans must be sent to religious minority areas and ID card centers should also be established. On which DG NADRA assured the Christian community that with the support of the Punjab government, card centers will be established soon as possible. They also cut the Christmas cake. On this occasion Human Rights Director Muhammad Yusuf, social leaders and a large number of Christian community were present.

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