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Minorities enjoy equal rights in Pakistan, Caretaker PM, Kakar

Islamabad (APP): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Monday reiterated that minorities enjoyed equal rights in Pakistan and assured them of complete protection of their rights and security. The prime minister expressed these views during a meeting with a delegation of the Christian community that called on him. Caretaker Minister for Human Rights Khalil George and other relevant authorities were also present during the meeting, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release.

The prime minister said that responsible for Jaranwala incident would be made an example so that certain incidents would not occur in future. He also asked the minorities to give proposals of their issues and problems to the government so that these could be resolved.

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The caretaker prime minister said that the Constitution of Pakistan ensured equal social, religious and political rights to all citizens without any racial, caste, creed and ethnic discrimination, adding with due respect to each others’ faith, a peaceful and prosperous society could be formed. The prime minister also called upon all the segments of society to play their role in the elimination of extremism.

The delegation thanked the prime minister for visiting and taking immediate measures in the wake of Jaranwala incident. The delegation included Ijaz Augustin, a former provincial minister, Asia Nasir, a former MNA, bishops and pastors.

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