Minorities to be given equal status in Naya Pakistan: Aleem Khan
LAHORE: Punjab Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan has said that all minorities, including Christian will be given equal status in new Pakistan and added that there would be no discrimination on any basis in the country.
Addressing a cake cutting ceremony at Mian Mir Colony held in connection with Christmas, Aleem Khan said that there would be reserved seats for minorities in new local body system in Punjab and added that they will be given active role in the coming days.
According to a statement released from the ministry, Aleem Khan that especially Christian community sacrificed lives to safeguard the national boundaries while they also remained at the top position in health, education and other important sectors.
Abdul Aleem Khan also appreciated the contribution of Christians in the struggle of Imran Khan to bring change in the country and now in the PTI regime they would be given return for their efforts. he greeted Christians on the eve of 25th December and assured them his all out cooperation.
On this occasion, one minute silence was observed and special prayers were offered for the martyrs of Army Public School.
The senior minister also inaugurated CPM School at Mian Mir Colony and assured that efforts would continue to upgrade this area. He said that the former government did nothing for education, health and other sectors.