LAHORE: Minorities Day will be observed across Pakistan on Saturday.
In his message, provincial caretaker Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Chaudhary Faisal Mushtaq has said that the objective of observing this day is to highlight the contributions, services, and sacrifices made by the minority communities in nation-building.
The minister for human rights and minorities pledged to protect the rights of minority communities in Pakistan. It is the responsibility of government to ensure that every Pakistani citizen lives in peace and with dignity, he added.
The provincial minister also said that Quaid’s dream of the country is not based on quantity but rather the quality and equality of citizens. Moreover, he considered religious diversity as a country’s strength.
Faisal Mushtaq said that the government is fully aware and conscious of the fact that a major part of the minority population is less privileged.
“Special and effective measures are needed for the inclusive empowerment of minorities and to mainstream them as responsible and patriotic citizens,” he said.
He further said that the caretaker government has also contributed despite its limitations to make the country a peaceful place of living for the minorities by giving them social rights. He ended by declaring that “we are all proud Pakistanis”.