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Jun 06, 2020 PRINT EDITION
Pakistan

Safeguarding minorities' rights, top priority of government: Qureshi

 Qureshi said the world today was acknowledging Pakistan's efforts in protecting rights of minorities. 
 On the o
  • Qureshi said the world today was acknowledging Pakistan's efforts in protecting rights of minorities.
  • On the other hand, he said India had heightened its oppression against minorities, particularly Muslims.

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said inter-faith harmony and ensuring rights of minorities was among top priorities of the government.

In a meeting with newly appointed Chairman National Commission for Minorities Chela Ram Kewlani here at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qureshi said the world today was acknowledging Pakistan's efforts in protecting rights of minorities.

On the other hand, he said India had heightened its oppression against minorities, particularly Muslims, who faced continuous religious persecution.

The Foreign Minister expressed confidence that the appointment of Chela Ram Kewlani, belonging to Hindu community from Sindh, would promote the spirit of inter-faith harmony in the country.