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No progress on drafting Minorities Protection Bill

No progress on drafting Minorities Protection Bill

ISLAMABAD – Despite its tall claims, the Minority Affairs Ministry failed to accomplish the projects it announced for the welfare of minorities. A ministry official, who requested anonymity, told the Pakistan Today on Sunday that the ministry had announced to draft the ‘Minorities Protection Bill’ to protect the minorities and legislate on Hindu, Sikh and Baha’i Marriage Act but so far no progress was made on the matter.
“The ministry’s plan to launch an awareness campaign on

‘Rs 250m for minorities’ welfare in next budget’

KARACHI – The Sindh government would allocate Rs 250 million for minorities in the next budget and presently, many projects are under way for their welfare at a cost of Rs 100 million, Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information and Archives, Sharmila Farooqui said on Monday.
“These funds will be used to renovate minorities’ religious and cultural places, give stipends for poor students and provide financial assistance to needy families,” she said while talking to a delegation

‘Rs 250 million for Sindh’s minorities in next budget’

KARACHI – The Sindh government would allocate Rs 250 million for minorities in the next budget and presently, many projects are under way for their welfare at a cost of Rs 100 million, Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information and Archives, Sharmila Farooqui said on Monday.
“These funds will be used to renovate minorities’ religious and cultural places, give stipends for poor students and provide financial assistance to needy families,” she said while talking to a delegation

Balochistan govt failed to protect minorities: Burney

QUETTA – Chairman of the Ansar Burney Trust International and former federal minister for human rights, Ansar Burney has said that hundreds of Punjabi-speaking families, Muslims from Shia sect and Hindu families in Balochistan province were planning to migrate to safer areas fearing persecution. He said these people are fearful of extremists and fundamentalists who kidnap minority people for ransom or in some cases just brutally murder them. He was talking to journalists here on

Minorities demand community centre

PESHAWAR: The Christians and Hindus in Lower Dir have demanded a community center at Timergara so they could arrange their functions there. The demand was made during a Christmas ceremony held at a local hotel. An NGO, the Rural Development Organisation (RDO) had arranged the ceremony. Local Christians and Hindus participated at the event. Mr Shamoon Masih was chief guest on the occasion.
Musicians and local artists presented religious songs, dances and tablues on the occasion.

Taseer speaks out for minorities

LAHORE – The Pakistani flag denotes white colour for minorities and Islam also orders respect for their rights, Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer said this while addressing the Christian community.
Islam does not promote violence towards minorities rather it advocates the human rights, he said adding, that is why, he tried to help Asiya Bibi, after which he was made the subject of various fatwas.
He said those who were putting out fatwas were the same people who did the same

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