Minority faith groups should feel their rights are the most secure in Pakistan: Supreme Court

Source: Dawn

While wrapping up proceedings in a suo motu case pertaining to the preservation of minorities’ rights in Pakistan, a three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, directed that the state make special considerations for people belonging to minority faiths at the provincial and federal levels.

“[The rights of] minorities should be taken into as much consideration as the rights of special needs children are [in policy circles],” Justice Ejaz Afzal remarked as he concluded the case, initiated in 2014 on the request of Dr Ramesh Kumar.

“They [those belonging to minority faiths] should feel as if they are given special considerations compared to ordinary citizens in Pakistan,” he added. “They should feel that their rights are the most secure in Pakistan.”

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