All citizens should be equal in the eyes of state: Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani

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Islamabad (March 10, 2017): Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council and member of National Assembly Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has said the Constitution of Pakistan guarantees the national integrity and in this regard, all citizens including Muslims and non-Muslims should be treated equally in the eyes of the state. He was addressing an advocacy seminar organized by a non-governmental organization, Insaf Network Pakistan, at Islamabad.
Referring the Article 25(1) of Constitution, he stressed to ensure the security of all citizens without discrimination. Dr Ramesh further said that Quaid-e-Azam’s vision towards making an independent state was to establish a society based on tolerance, equality and free of religious prejudice. “Few extremist elements are bringing bad name to the country at international level,” he regretted, mentioning that the unanimously-passed bill by Sindh Assembly about forced conversions was withdraw under the pressure of such extremist elements. He was of the view that all political and social organizations must intensify cooperation to promote religious freedom in the country.
Earlier, talking to the media about the issue of renowned cricketer Danish Kaneria, Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani said that players like Danish Kaneria are assets of Pakistan. On the occasion Dr Rameh informed the media that as an active member of National Assembly Standing Committee of Sports, he has asked Chairman PCB Najam Sethi many times to resolve the Danish Kaneria issue in a good way. Dr Ramesh Kumar also urged to ensure justice in the Danish Kaneria case. “There should be no impression like that because of being a non-Muslims cricketer, he becomes a victim of religious prejudice,” he concluded.

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