PLML-N MPA Hina Butt has submitted a resolution to include the minority heroes in the school curriculum in Punjab Assembly.
Equality before the law: A fundamental right
“According to the Constitution of Pakistan, all citizens have equal rights. In Pakistan even today the people of the minority community are performing the most important services in various fields. Pakistan has made history all over the world by giving this right to the Sikh community. Therefore, the Assembly demands that the hero of minorities be included in the curriculum. Encourage Pakistan’s minority community by including minority heroes in the curriculum,” the resolution said.
The resolution submitted in Punjab Assembly to include minority heroes in the school curriculum referred to the extraordinary measures made by the state of Pakistan to facilitate the Sikh community. Now, the inclusion of minority heroes in the curriculum would be another significant step in honoring and respecting them.
Calls have been made on social media to commemorate August 11th as the Equal Citizenship Day instead of National Minority Day in Pakistan, on social media.
Several notable members from minority communities have played a leading role in the progress and development of Pakistan since its inception. Some of the notable personalities like Pakistani scientist Abdus Salam and others who made significant contributions in building Pakistan.
Abdus Salam: The Pakistani Scientist
Mohammad Abdus Salam was a Pakistani theoretical physicist. He belonged to the Ahmadi community. Salam shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory. He was the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize in science and the second from an Islamic country to receive any Nobel Prize (after Anwar Sadat of Egypt).