Imran seeks minorities’ support in his war for ‘real freedom’

US sees Pakistan useful only to clean up

Former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan has asked minority communities to join his movement for “real freedom”, saying society can never proposer without rule of law and justice.

“The aim of Tehreek-e-Insaaf is to provide justice to the people and our war is against elite capture and a small group of people who have been imposed upon the country and have a monopoly on resources,” he said while addressing the minority convention in Islamabad on Thursday.

National Day of Minorities is being observed today (Thursday) to honour the services rendered by minorities for the creation of Pakistan and their subsequent contribution to nation-building.

The government declared August 11 as National Minority Day in 2009.

The PTI chief said he considered minorities equal citizens of Pakistan and assured them that his party would protect their rights.

Imran also condemned the practice of forced conversion of minorities on the pretext of marriage, saying there is no compulsion on non-believers to accept Islam.

Calling justice and rule of law two main components to achieve ‘real freedom,’ the former premier said human rights and humanity are the bedrock of society.


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