Bahai News - Parties urged to issue tickets to minority candidates
Parties urged to issue tickets to minority candidates
Updated on 1/30/2002 9:37:06 AM
LAHORE (APP): The Minority Advisory Council Punjab in a meeting here Tuesday at the Aiwan e
Auqaf, unanimosuly approved a resolution supporting the government decision of implementing joint
electorate in the country.The MACP further urged upon the national political parties to issue
tickets to minority persons for contesting the up-coming general elections, so that minorities
could play a pro-active role in national development by joining the political mainstream.
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Law and Minorities Affairs Minister Dr Khalid Ranjha maintained
that the present regime intends to include the whole nation is the process of national
development by eliminating the division of .majority and minority..
He observed that the
joint-electorate system would not only bring the religious minorities into the national political
arena, this cohesion would also strenghen the country.
The government is adopting that will help
inclucate a spirit of religious, political and social harmony, tolerance and brotherhood in the
nation, said Dr Ranjha.
He asked MACP members to give proposals which could help further improve
the socio economic conditions of the religious minorities, besides fulfilling the objectives of
The Council unanimously elected Gp Capt (Retd) Cecil Chaudhry as its vice
chairman, and discussed in detail the prospects of setting up of District Minority Boards under the
chairmanship of District Nazims across the province.
The meeting also decided to issue a
newsletter to apprise the general public of its activities.
The Christian, Sikh, Parsi, Hindu
and Bahai members of MACP lauded the policies of the present regime for minority development, and
said their communities stand shoulder to shoulder with the whole nation.
for protecting the
The meeting also appreciated the funds issued by the government for special
development schemes for the maintenance and renovation of sacred places of the minorities.
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