Shireen Mazari vows to ensure minorities’ rights

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 12 (APP):Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M. Mazari here on Wednesday said that concrete steps had been taken through comprehensive strategy to ensure the protection of rights of minorities adding that the country’s constitution guaranteed the protection of human rights including the rights of minorities.
She said that we are fully committed to protect the due rights of minorities to ensure their freedom and security. She assured protection of rights of minorities and said that improving their socio-economic status was one of the government’s top priorities.
She was talking to the representative delegation of minorities in a meeting to discuss the laws and rules to protect the rights of minorities. Federal Secretary Rabiya Javeri Agha and other officials of the ministry also attended the meeting. Matters related to the rights of minorities including the laws and rules for their protection also came under discussion and members of delegation put forward suggestions in that regard. The delegation was also told about the implementations of laws, policy and measures.
Addressing the delegation, the minister said the government had always taken pragmatic measures to ensure the better status of minorities without any prejudice. The Constitution of Pakistan guarantees the human rights protection and the ministry ensured it implementations.
She said that all the minorities in Pakistan had religious freedom and complete security adding that they were enjoying complete freedom as equal citizen of the motherland.
The members of the delegation appreciated the endeavours of the government, especially the Ministry of Human Rights for the protection and promotion of rights of minorities and assured their full support in that regard.