Center for Social Justice organizes event to mark National Minority Day

NationalCenter for Social Justice organizes event to mark National Minority Day

LAHORE, Pakistan: The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) will organize an event in Lahore on August 13 in connection with the National Minority Day.

The minority stakeholders from 10 districts of Punjab and Sindh will join the event virtually.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the Member National Commission on Minority Rights Mr. Albert David emphasized that, “The government should make it a policy priority to strengthen institutional protection of minority rights by undertaking legal, policy and administrative measures to cater to the challenges of inclusion of minority citizens in Pakistan.”

The Member of Punjab Assembly Samuel Yaqoob said that “Being a Pakistani Christian my thoughts are very clear that 11th of august is linked with Quaid-e-Azams speech regarding the freedom for the people of all the Religions living in Pakistan, but due to some reasons we people are not struggling for that freedom anymore and relying on others for our survival. Now it’s time that we stand for our freedom our rights our protection and our needs as a strong nation.”

The former MNA Mr. Asfand Yar Bandhara said that “On the 11th of August 1947, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah promised on the floor of the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan that all the citizens irrespective of their faith will be equal in the eyes of the state and the law, that all the people will be free to profess and practice their religions, and the state will not discriminate between people of one faith against another.”

A group photo of PML-N Minority Wing Divisional President Kamran Bhatti and other officials along with former MNA Mr. Asfand Yar Bandhara after a meeting in Rawalpindi

The President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Minority Wing Rawalpindi Division Mr. Kamran Bhatti said that “It is time that “equality,” the true essence of Jinnah’s speech of 11th August is implemented in letter and spirit. The minorities must be protected both socially and constitutionally, and it is the duty of the government to ensure this through visible and practical measures.”

The Coordinator MLDP (CSJ) Samuel Bashir said that “On August 11, 1947, the Quaid-e-Azam set the foundation of Pakistan on a One Nation Theory. For the Quaid, once Pakistan had been achieved, the Country 75 years since that eventful day we are still waiting for a time when the Quaid’s vision of Pakistan is realized and that one equal national citizenship is achieved in the Country.”

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