PESHAWAR: A five-member delegation of Minorities Rights Commission met with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police chief, Dr Sanaullah Abbasi, to ensure implementation of the Supreme Court judgments regarding minorities’ rights.

A statement issued here said that the delegation was led by the chairman of the commission, Dr Shoaib Suddle.

In a video link conference, held on this occasion, the regional police officers apprised the members of the delegation about the security steps adopted for safeguarding the rights of the minorities and the security of their worships places.

All RPOs presented facts and figures of the cases regarding incidents in this connection and the timely action taken by the police to ensure the safety and security of the life and property of the members of the minorities.

Dr Suddle appreciated the steps taken by KP police for safeguarding the minorities’ rights as well as for protection of their religious places.

He urged the police high-ups to further rise to the occasion and ensure implementation of the Supreme Court verdict regarding safeguarding minorities’ rights and security of their religious places to earn good name in the community of nations.

Dr Sanaullah Abbasi said that under the Constitution of Pakistan, all minorities were enjoying equal religious, social and political rights. He said that their constitutional rights would be safeguarded at all costs.

The IGP said that minorities were given equal opportunities to play their role in prosperity and development of the county.

The members of the delegation thanked the IGP and his team for their support and efforts made for safeguarding the rights of the minorities and security of their worship places.

Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2020

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