Sindh CM told to address grievances of minority communities

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has asked Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah to constitute under his chair a committee consisting of representative of all religious minorities, inspector general of police, officials of law-enforcement agencies and members of parliament to address the grievances of minority communities. Bilawal also directed that the meeting of the committee be held every month and a monthly report be presented to him.Talking to a delegation of Sikh and Hindu communities at Bilawal House on Saturday, Bilawal condemned the recent violence in worship places of Sikh community and assured the visitors that the police would provide full security to all worship areas.He said that the PPP had always given high priority to the issues of minority communities including protection of their worship places and safeguarding their interests.He said that police jobs would be ensured over and above minority quotas where the minority population was in higher numbers while special budgetary allocations would be carried out for development projects relating to minority communities.Chief Minister Shah briefed the meeting about measures taken by the provincial government for protection of minority communities and their worship places in Sindh Province. Provincial ministers Gianchand Essrani, Sharjil Memon, Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Senator Hariram Kishori Lal, MNA Ramesh Lal, MPAs Lalchand Ukrani, Khatumal Jeewan, Pesumal and others attended the meeting.

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