PPP rendering valuable services for minorities: Wattoo


PPP Punjab President Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo has said that the PPP considered the minorities its constituency and had taken unprecedented steps for bringing them in the mainstream politics of the country.
He mentioned the appointment of Imran Athwal as President of PPP Punjab Minority Wing. Talking to a delegation of minorities, he further said the PPP ended separate electorate for the minorities and considered them the most important segment of the country that had rendered valuable services for the country.
He said the PPP would continue to follow the policy of bringing minorities at par in political sense and indeed was following the policy in letter and spirit. He reminded that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto’s wish to see the prime minister from minorities speaks volume about the level of commitment of the party and its leadership towards minorities.
He added that the previous PPP government declared August 11 as the Minorities Day which was quite in line with the vision of the founder of the nation who was great proponent of equal rights to all Pakistani regardless of their creed, gender or faith.
He said that the PPP government reserved four Senate seats for the minorities which was a leap forward for mainstreaming them in the country’s politics.
The same PPP government also reserved 5 percent quota in the government services for the minorities that proved as a major step for their upward social mobility. The observance of two religious functions of minorities at the official level was also decided by the PPP government.
On this occasion, Imran Ithawal thanked Wattoo for appointing him as the President of the PPP Punjab Minorities Wing and said that the PPP was very close to the hearts of minorities because of its consistent policies for their welfare.
Suhail Milk, Ashraf Bhatti, Dr, Shajeela, Yasmeen Farooq and Abid Sultan Athwal were present on the occasion.