Karachi—Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has said that PPP and Sindh government had always struggled for rights of minorities. The respect, equal opportunities and the level playing field in all the socio-political sector’ to the minoriies have been provided by the Pakistan Peoples Party, he maintained.
This he said while addressing a gathering of the Hindu Community organised at Hindu Gymkhana here to celebrate Holi late Tuesday night. Chief Minister said that the Sindh government has passed Hindu Marriage Act which will enable the Hindus to lead their life according to their customs, traditions and norms.
He pointed out that the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto directed his government in Sindh to declare March 24 as public holiday to celebrate Holi. “This is unprecedented in the country and manifestation of our commitment to provide you (Hindu Community) equal opportunities “ he added.
He also appreciated the services of minorities, particularly of Hindus in the development of the province. “This is the manifestation of your patriotism and commitment with Pakistan, Sindh and the people of country,” he remarked.
Qaim Ali Shah stated that the credit of fielding a minority candidate, Dr Mahesh, in the last general election from Tharparkar goes to PPP and “it was your commitment with the PPP that you returned Dr Mahesh in the election,” he appreciated. He congratulated the Hindu Community on the eve of Holi on behalf of him and on behalf of PPP leadership.
“Our Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto, is going to Umerkot tomorrow (Thursday) to celebrate Holi with you,” he said.