Rights of Bengali-origin citizens to be protected: Sindh Governor

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KARACHI, May 30 (APP): Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair Tuesday said pro-Pakistan Bengalis who preferred to stay in the country after 1971 debacle are bonafide citizens of the country, therefore, entitled to every right guaranteed under the Constitution.
Talking to a 21-member delegation of the Pak Muslim Alliance which
led by SM Farooq and Bachoo Dewan called on him here, the Governor
said the citizens of Bengali-origin not only worked for Pakistan
movement, but also played their role for its progress.
He assured Bengalis, who stayed back in Pakistan in 1971, that
they and their offspring are an asset for the country and all their
genuine privileges will be duly protected.
“Over the years owing to resource constraints and series of
problems many of the areas remained backward in terms of progress,
however, situation has markedly changed today and under developed
areas are being brought at par with developed areas,” he said.
The Sindh Governor said the federal government and all provincial
governments are committed to achieve the vision of national
He reassured the delegation that problems faced by Bengal-origin’s
citizens will be solved on a priority basis in the province.
The Governor said the government will particularly focus on
providing Bengali-origin citizens basic civic facilities on an urgent
basis, besides safeguarding their essential rights.