Govt ensuring protection, provision of rights to minorities: Sarwar

LAHORE, Aug 07 (APP):Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar Wednesday said the incumbent government was taking every possible step to protect and ensure provision of rights to minorities including religious freedom.

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, while addressing the first legislative assembly on August 11, 1947, had said: “…From today, every citizen belonging to any cast or religion is independent to practise his religious obligations and the state has nothing to do with his cast or religion,” Chaudhry Sarwar said.

The governor was addressing the participants in a function, organised in connection with celebrations of National Minorities Day by the provincial Ministry of Human Rights and Minorities Affairs, here at the Governor’s House.