Lahore—Provincial Minister for Human Rights & Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu has said that Punjab government is providing all out resources for the uplift of education and health sectors in the province. He said that positive results have been achieved with the cooperation of British Government and Department for International Development (DFID) in education sector. He said that work is being continued in different sectors including education, health and governance. He said that minorities in Pakistan are more secured than other countries of the region. He said that Punjab government has established human rights task force for the protection of the rights of minorities.
He expressed these views while meeting with newly appointed DFID Lahore Head Miss Rooth Graham. Minister said that education and health sectors is the top priority of the Punjab government. The government has initiated various projects in far-flung areas of the province to provide basic needs of life. He said that Punjab government with collaboration of such institutions like DFID is working round the clock to serve the humanity to eradicate ignorance and poverty. The Minister appreciated ongoing projects of DFID in Punjab. Khalil Tahir Sandhu said that Punjab government appreciated investment in the field of technology, education, governance and other sectors by the British government. The Minister said that transparency is the hallmark of Punjab government in ongoing projects of DFID.
He said that government has established human rights task force to ensure the rights of minorities. He said that minorities are more secured in Pakistan than other countries of the region.
He said that every citizen has equal rights with any discrimination of colour, race and religion. While talking to the Minister, DFID Head Miss. Rooth Graham has said that Punjab has achieved positive results in the education and health.