PM Khan constitutes National Commission for Minorities: FM Qureshi


From Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said yesterday that Prime Minister Imran Khan constituted the National Commission for Minority, giving representation to all religions.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in a statement that all religions were given representation in the minority commission which focused to show solidarity with the minority community in the country.

He said that the Pakistani government gave a message to the minorities through constituting the commission that they are not alone. Supreme Court (SC) has also guided the federal government regarding the National Commission for Minorities and Pakistan is proud of each member of the minority community.

“Pakistan gives protection to all religious spots of minorities including the Kartarpur Corridor.” “A prominent Hindu trader has been appointed as the head of the newly-constituted National Commission for Minorities.”

“I wish that Muslims in India were also satisfied regarding the protection of their religious areas including 400-year-old historical Babri Masjid. The government led by BJP martyred Babri Masjid and hurt emotions of Muslims, whereas, the supreme court of India became a silent spectator.”

The foreign minister criticised that India made tall claims for its ‘independent media’ which always surrendered before RSS. Minorities’ rights are being violated in India which was the prime duty of the Indian government in accordance with its constitution. The Indian government has also failed to defend rights of Bengalis and now voices are being raised in Bengal for the occupation of their areas by India, he added.

“I’d talked to UN secretary-general before Eid and highlighted the discriminatory actions by India in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.”

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan, China, Nepal and Bangladesh were concerned about Modi’s Hindutva policy.

He added that all minorities have equivalent rights in Pakistan’s constitution and the government had also welcomed the former Indian premier during the occasion of Kartarpur Corridor’s inauguration.


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