Minorities role in Pakistan progress lauded

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Governor Punjab, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, who is on a visit to the UK, interacted with Overseas Pakistanis from minority communities at the Pakistan High Commission yesterday.

Eminent members of Pakistani minority communities based in the UK as well as people from various walks of life participated in the event, Says a press release received here Wednesday from London.

Addressing the gathering, the Governor appreciated the constructive role being played by our minorities in the progress and development of Pakistan.

He highlighted the various initiatives undertaken by the Government of Pakistan aimed at the mainstreaming of minorities including fixation of quotas in the legislatures, for jobs in the public sector and in academic institutions. Legislation was being done to safeguard and implement minority rights.

Governor Sarwar specifically mentioned the excellent work by Committees on Interfaith Harmony to promote amity, tolerance and goodwill at the grassroots level in Pakistan.

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