Civil society demands equal rights for minorities

The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan

Credit: Daily Times

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Staff Report


ISLAMABAD: The representatives of civil society on Friday demanded that minorities should have equal rights in the country as the majority Muslim population enjoyed in the light of the vision of Qauid-e-Azam.
The civil society activists urged that justice should be done in the case of former federal minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti, who was killed for raising the voice against the indiscrimination meted out in the blasphemy cases.
The representatives of civil society expressed these views at a ceremony in memory of Shahbaz Bhatti as well as paying tributes to former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer for his stance over the rights of minorities.
The participants also lit candles in memory of Shahbaz Bhatti and observed a one-minute silence against his gruesome killing.
The speakers said that they have assembled to not only remember Shahbaz Bhatti, Salmaan Taseer and Benazir Bhutto but for the future generations to live peacefully in Pakistan without any discrimination.
They demanded the chief justice of Pakistan to speed up the trial of Salmaan Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti cases.

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