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Minority rights commission to be formed in Sindh

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KARACHI: Sindh Assembly’s standing committee on minority affairs decided on Wednesday to establish the ‘Sindh Minority Rights Commission’ to negate the propaganda of human rights violation of minorities in the province and take suo motu actions on their issues. The meeting was convened in the committee room of the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday to discuss […]

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Minorities seek steps to check ‘forced conversion, marriages’

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LARKANA: Speakers at a seminar on ‘Rights of minority’ called for legislation and other measure on an urgent basis to curb kidnapping, forced conversion and rape of women belonging to religious minorities. They also highlighted other major issues being faced by them for long but have remained unresolved so far. The seminar was organised by […]

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Minorities seek protection of rights

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PESHAWAR: Members of the minority communities have urged the government to take steps to ensure protection of their rights. They were speaking at a consultative session titled “Religious Freedom and Rights Minorities” with media persons organised by a civil society organisation South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-Pk), at the Press Club on Wednesday. All Pakistan Hindus […]

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Convention demands safeguards for minorities

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HYDERABAD: Speakers at a minorities convention appealed to the federal government to establish a ministry for minority, induct Hindu people into law enforcement agencies, protect their temples and graveyards, make a law on forced conversions, pass the marriage bill and take other measures. They said that if there was federal minority ministry, it would protect […]

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CJ hints at guidelines for protecting minorities

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Tuesday hinted at framing guidelines for law-enforcement agencies for protection of minorities’ rights. “We believe that the Constitution has set goals, pledges and commitments that the nation has vowed to live by and to achieve these dreams we may develop guidelines for the protection of rights of minorities,” […]

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Minorities resolve to fight for Jinnah’s Pakistan

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LAHORE: Pakistan came into being with the efforts of and leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who had vision of Pakistan being a welfare state where the rights of minorities would be protected and they would have opportunity to grow and develop. In a statement issued here on Sunday Dean of Lahore Cathedral Church Rev […]

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Call to provide security to minorities

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PESHAWAR: Representa-tives of a civil society organisation have demanded of the government to take effective steps for ensuring protection of lives and properties of non-Muslims in Pakistan. Speaking at a news conference at Peshawar Press Club on Friday, South Asian Partnership, Pakistan Regional Programme coordinator Fida Hussain said the country’s constitution guaranteed equal rights to […]

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‘Using social media can minimise discrimination against minorities’

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KARACHI: Even Indonesia’s pluralistic society seen worldwide as a model of an ideal Muslim democratic society is not immune to discrimination against religious minorities and has been observed more ever since Indonesia transitioned from Suharto’s authoritarian regime to democratic set-ups. These views were expressed by Ihsan Ali Fauzi of the Centre for the Study of […]

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Concern shown over misuse of blasphemy law against minorities

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LAHORE: The participants at a panel discussion organised by South Asia Partnership (SAP)-Pakistan with members of Punjab Assembly and civil society organisations stressed the need of implementing constitutional and international guarantees protecting the rights of religious minorities. Panel discussion was held at a local hotel where member National Commission on Status of Women Tanveer Jahan, […]

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