Wednesday 30 September 2009

PAKISTAN MINORITY MEETS WITH SIKH DELEGATION


Sikh delegation meets
Pakistan minority
affairs minister in Washington

The delegation discussed how Sikhs in the US and elsewhere can advise and promote dialogue between the Sikh community and Pakistan to recognise, restore and preservehistoric sites and Gurdwaras, a media release said.
United Sikhs, in a statement, said that Bhatti urged the Sikhs to continue working together with the Government of Pakistan to resolve these important concerns, and stressed the importance of international Sikh communities' involvement in advising and supporting the Government'sefforts.
Another prominent issue discussed in the meeting was the introduction of the Minority Protection Act in the Pakistani Parliament that will safeguard the rights of all religious and other minorities in Pakistan. He said this will reserve jobs in all levels of Pakistani Government.
Commenting on the meeting, Balwinder Singh, president, Sikh Gurdwara of Greater Washington stated: "We appreciate Pakistan's understanding for our religion and hope that they will provide the Sikhs full co-operation and sand support to maintain our history and preserve our roots."

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