On 11th August, Governor Punjab announced to open Marimabad for religious tourism.
Governor of Punjab, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, while announcing the opening and renovation of the holy place of Christianity “Marimabad” for international religious tourism, said that the government would also increase quotas in government jobs for minorities.
We will also take steps to increase it. Minorities in Pakistan have complete religious freedom, while India is being turned into a killing field for minorities.
He was addressing a seminar on the occasion of International Day of Minorities at Gore-e-Nar House Lahore on Tuesday and was addressing the media. Dr. Manhore Chand, Amar Nath Randhawa, Chairman Unique Group, Prof. Abdul Lamnan Khurram and Bishop Lahore, and other Sikh and Christian community representatives were also present.
Addressing the function, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said that despite the worst tensions with India, Prime Minister Imran Khan not only completed the Kartarpur project for Sikhs as promised but also opened it to Sikhs all over the world, including India.
Our government is also ensuring the protection of the lives and property of all minorities living in Pakistan.
Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said that minorities living in Pakistan, regardless of their religion, we are providing them complete protection and religious freedom, and they have the rights and facilities to be equal citizens in Pakistan.
He said that we want to see a better and progressive Pakistan moving forward. The Governor said that unlike Pakistan, the treatment of minorities in India is in front of the world. Modi’s fascist policies are targeting innocents not only in India but also in Kashmir.
He said that incidents of violence against Muslims living in India and the burning of their houses were no less than terrorism.
Governor Punjab said that in the last few years, Pakistan had taken the best steps towards inter-faith harmony, and under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, minorities are being given full importance in Pakistan.
He said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s promise of complete freedom to minorities in Pakistan would never be ignored.
“Wherever there is an oppression of minorities, I always stand with minorities and stand up for their rights,” he said.
The Governor said that the minorities had played a vital role in the journey of building and developing Pakistan. Even during the Corona epidemic, the benefactors of the minority community have been fulfilling their responsibility in helping low-income families.
“The love of minorities for Muslims on any Muslim religious festival, including Eid, is proof that we are one,” he said. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said that he would soon visit Maryamabad, a holy place of Christianity. It will also be open to tourists and be approached for funding from other agencies, including the World Bank.