Shuja ur Rehman
Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Minorities Affairs, Wazir Zada Khan has said that the incumbent government was undertaking multiple projects for the welfare of minorities.
Addressing a gathering of Christian community here on Sunday at Mission Hospital Tank, Wazir Zada Khan said Pakistan was a safe country for all minorities where equal citizen rights were provided to all.
He was accompanied by Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Minorities Ranjeet Singh, Dr Sarah Safdar and Dr Nadeem. Wazir Zada noted that the present Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) led provincial government had undertaken various projects for the welfare and development of minorities which include provision of scholarships to students, Marriage grants, stipends for religious scholars, and skill development training programs and exposure visits for youth.
He maintained that the present provincial government had enhanced the medical seat quota of minorities from 0.5% to 5 %. PTI District Coordinator for minorities’ affairs Asia Khan and other speakers of the ceremony thanked the provincial minister for his visit. Later, Wazir Zada Khan inaugurated the newly constructed graveyard for Christian Community near village Gara Baloch.
Talking on the eve, he said that the provincial government was spending a huge amount of 62.66 million for the construction and uplift of minorities’ worship centers whereas an amount of 110 million was being utilized by the government for the construction and improvement of graveyards and Shamshan Ghats of minorities across the province.