National Minorities Day in Pakistan

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Anita Wilson
The National Minorities Day is celebrated across the country on 11th August by the religious minorities officially. Events were organized by the minority groups while government also celebrated the day with a pledge to safeguard fundamental rights, safety, security, honor, life, liberty and property of the minorities.
Government has declared 11th August, as “Minorities Day”.
Minority’s day got an official recognition in 2009 by the efforts of former minister of Pakistan’s minorities affairs Shehbaz clement Bhatti who was killed on 2nd March 2011 in Islamabad.
Rights of minorities can be proteced by enacting laws in the National Assembly relating to Religious Freedom, Equal Opportunities, Education and Employment without Discrimination.
Only appropriate laws and their implementation can protect the Rights of Minorities. No word of mouth, empty promises and hollow pledges of the politicians would help.
Minorities must work out their population to get their quota proportionately, in every institution and department.
Writer is a Research Scholar in Department of Political Science, University of Karachi
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