Minorities enjoy equal rights in Pakistan. PM Jamali.
28 Oct 2003
ISLAMABAD. November 12. Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali said that protection and proper upkeep of the worship places of all religions is our policy and part of teachings of Islam. The government would continue to make all possible efforts i
Minister of State for Minorities, Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs, Rais Munir Ahmad, Secretary Minorities affairs and Minority MNA Sardar Gayan Singh were also present on the occasion.
The Prime Minister said that the minorities enjoy equal rights in the country and the government is committed to protect and safeguard their religious and constitutional rights.
The Prime Minister also extended the message of peace to India and said that durable peace and tranquility hinges on amicable settlement of all outstanding issues between the two countries.
Amicable resolution of all issues is of supreme importance to us, he observed.
The members of the delegation expressed their deep gratitude to the Prime Minister and the government for excellently looking after their gurdwaras and holy places in Pakistan as well as for extending warm hospitality to them. They expressed the view that both Islam and Sikh religion profess love for humanity and service to mankind.
The delegation informed the premier that more than 2000 sikhs visited Pakistan this year to participate in the birth aversary celebrations of Guru Nanak. It is for the first time that Sikhs from the US, Canada, Australia etc. and other countries out number those coming from India.
The delegation included Sardar Balkaar Sing, Executive Member Sharomani Gurdwara Parbandanak Committee of Amritsar, India, Sardar Paramjeet Singh Sarnar, President, Sharomani Akal Dal, New Delhi and Sardar Autar Singh Sanghera, President Conventary Gurdwara, U.K.