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Minorities’ festivals

April 20, 2019

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I WISH to draw the attention of the authorities concerned towards the violation of human rights of the minorities’ community of Pakistan by the Pakistan Testing Service.

The PTS has arranged a test for recruitment to the National Highways and Motorway Police on Easter Sunday (April 21). Although Pakistan Testing Service arranges such tests mostly on Sundays to accommodate a maximum number of candidates, it should keep in view the religious festivals of the Christian and other other minorities. Therefore it should follow the interior ministry’s circular # 02/07/2018-Public, which clearly mentions Easter Sunday.

Prime Minister Imran Khan is requested to look into this matter and instruct the concerned department to facilitate the minorities in observing their religious festivals.

Emmanuel Yousaf

Lahore

Published in Dawn, April 20th, 2019