MAP chair vows to promote pluralism, religious harmony in Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Minorities Alliance Pakistan (MAP) Akmal Bhatti Advocate on Wednesday vowed to focus his efforts on promoting pluralism and religious harmony in the country while follow suiting the vision of late Shahbaz Bhatti who was murdered by the extremists in 2011.

He was addressing the "Minorities' Unity and Solidarity Conference " organised on the 11th martyrdom anniversary of late Former Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti.

Bhatti said the Alliance would continue to fight extremism, violence and hatred based on sectarianism for plurality in the society to ensure peaceful progress of the country.

On the occasion, Akmal Bhatti urged the participants to observe one minute silence to honour and pray for the departed soul of Shahbaz Bhatti.

He said the Alliance demanded the government to ensure electoral reforms to give voice to the marginalised religious minorities of the country and devise legislation to ensure equal rights to the children of minorities to follow their faith in educational institutions.

"As per the soul of the Constitution of Pakistan, no child of non-Muslim faith should be discriminated in the name of religion," he urged the quarters concerned.

He concluded that the Community would never give up for its cause set by the late Shahbaz Bhatti.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Leaders former Senator Farhatullah Babar and president of PPP Islamabad district, Syed Sibtul Haider Bokhari also addressed the conference. Both the leaders were of the view that every individual would have to play their role to carry forward the mission of late Shahbaz Bhatti for...

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