LAHORE: While talking to a delegation of Minorities, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, and President Punjab PPP said that the PPP considered the minorities as its constituency and had taken unprecedented steps for bringing them in the mainstream politics of the country. At the occasion he notified the appointment of Imran Athwal as President of PPP Punjab Minority Wing.

He further said that the PPP done away with the separate electorate for the minorities to end the political discrimination against the very important segment of the country that had rendered valuable services for the cause of the country.

He recalled that the PPP would continue to follow the policy of bringing minorities at par in political sense and indeed was following the policy in letter and spirit. He reminded that the Chairman Bilawal Bhutto’s declaration of wish to see the Prime Minister of Pakistan from minorities spoke volume of the level of commitment of the PPP and its leadership towards minorities.

He added that the PPP last government declared August 11 as the Minorities Day which was quite in line with the vision of the founder of the nation who was great proponent of equal rights to all Pakistani regardless of their creed, gender or faith.

He reminded that the PPP government reserved four Senate Seats for the minorities which was a leap forward for mainstreaming them in the country’s politics.

The same PPP government also reserved 5% quota in the government services for the minorities that proved as a major step for their upward social mobility. The observance of two religious functions of minorities at the official level was also decided by the PPP government.

On this occasion, Imran Ithawal thanked Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo for appointing him as the President of the PPP Punjab Minorities Wing and said that the PPP was very close to the hearts of minorities because of its consistent policies for their welfare.

Suhail Milk, Ashraf Bhatti, Dr, Shajeela, Madam Yasmeen Farooq, Abid Sultan Athwal were also present at the occasion along with many supporters.