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Shri Ramapir Mandir/Temple in Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Reports on Religious Freedom For Minorities In Pakistan Lacking

By Dr.Yogeshvar Dubay (PHP U.K.)
Friday,May 21,2010
(In Karachi on April 11, 2008  Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) strongly condemns brutal killing of Jagdish Kumar (Hindu man) for alleged blasphemy, demands judicial inquiry, But so far nothing has been done)
Brussels (Europe) : The European parliament has expressed its concern over the lack of religious freedom for the minorities in Pakistan and has asked Pakistan to review its blasphemy laws.

The resolution by the EP came yesterday. The EP has asked Pakistan to review the process of inclusion of religion of its citizens in passports.

Other positive measures taken by the Pakistani government, however, have been appreciated by the EP. In November 2008, the Pakistani government reserved five percent seats for minorities in the sectors of federal jobs. Minorities inPakistan comprise of the Hindus, Sikhs, Shias, Ahmadis, Buddhists, and Parsis.

The government has also started recognizing non Muslim public holidays. Also a “National Minorities Day” is celebrated in the country. All these measures have been welcomed by the EP.

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