Government provides substantial funds for welfare of minority communities, says Buzdar

Congratulates the Hindu community on Holi

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said the provincial government has provided substantial funds for the welfare of minority communities, including the Hindu community, he quoted. Development work is underway to develop areas inhibited by minority communities; he added and further explained that minority communities were given a 5% job quota to secure their economic autonomy.

The Chief Minister congratulated the Hindu community on the occasion of Holi. He attended a special ceremony to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi, which was also attended by representatives of religious minorities from different parts of the province.

The CM cut the cake to show solidarity with the Hindu community on their Color Festival and donned the traditional Cholistani headgear from Youdester Chohan MPA.

The participants prayed for stability, solidarity and the well-being of the people and chanted the slogan “Long live Pakistan”.

Expressing his views, the CM said he was happy to attend the Holi celebration and reiterated that the absolute freedom enjoyed by minority communities in Pakistan was unthinkable in neighboring India.

The provincial government has provided substantial funds for the welfare of minority communities, including the Hindu community, he cited. Development work is underway to develop areas inhibited by minority communities; he added and further explained that minority communities were given a 5% job quota to secure their economic autonomy.

Youdester Chohan MPA asserted that all minority communities enjoy religious freedom in Pakistan. Different participants noted that the sense of protection they enjoyed in their homeland, Pakistan, could not be imagined by minorities in India.

Provincial Ministers Ijaz Alam, Taimur Bhatti, SACM Hasaan Khawar, MPAs Haroon Imran Gill and Mahinder Pall Singh, Secretary for Human Rights and Minority Affairs, Secretary for Information and others were also present .