Lahore : Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine met Chief Secretary Punjab Jawad Rafique Malik at camp office. Director General Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) Kamran Lashari was also present during the meeting.
The provincial minister, on behalf of minorities, thanked the Punjab government for providing security to churches, worship places and healthcare facilities for treatment of coronavirus. He said that minorities in Pakistan enjoy equal protection and full religious freedom. Minority communities are ensuring implementation of SOPs issued by the government to contain spread of coronavirus, he added.
The minister mentioned that work is underway to promote religious tourism in the province through churches. The Chief Secretary assured full cooperation from the Punjab government, saying that concrete steps are being taken for well-being of minorities in the province.
Kamran Lashari briefed the Chief Secretary and Provincial Minister about the measures being taken by the WCLA to protect and restore historical sites.