MINISTRY HR&MA IN COLLABORATION YDF ORGANIZES CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP

MINISTER IJAZ ALAM AUGUSTINE & V.P LCCI ATTENDES THE WORKSHOP. PARTICIPANTS URGED ON PEACE, RELIGIOUS HARMONY AND TOLERANCE.

MINISTRY HR&MA IN COLLABORATION YDF ORGANIZES CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP

LAHORE: Ministry HR&MA in collaboration with YDF organized a consultative workshop with business representatives on the topic of: Harmonious, Tolerant and safe Punjab for everyone: at LCCI on Thursday in which provincial minister HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine and vice president of LCCI Mian Zahid Javed attended the workshop. Shahid Rehmat, Executive Director, YDF in his welcome address shared with participants that before launching the project of Harmonious, tolerant and safe Punjab many pre-consultation sessions were held under the leadership of Minister Ijaz Alam to devise a set of policy. He also through the light on the aim of project said that the project was about the formulation of an Interfaith Harmony policy that provides a framework and guidelines on how to promote diversity and a sense of security and ownership for all in the province. He also briefed to the participants that the policy entails in-depth consultations with multiple stakeholders including religious leaders, civil society representatives, youth, students, academia etc. in which they asked to give suggestions and recommendations be incorporated into the policy. On this occasion, Minister HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine also addressed the participants and expressed hope that the policy of interfaith would go a long way in making Punjab a home for all where they will enjoy equal rights and have a sense of security. He said the project fell very much in line with the spirit of the initiatives that the Punjab government had already taken to promote interfaith harmony in the province. The minister said the government of PTI will ensure social justice and fair distribution of socio-economic resources in order to promote tolerance and co-existence in the society. The LCCI Vice President said that respect and honor was a fundamental right of the business community as being an economic force, they were doing excellent and always kept the economic wheel moving by contributing to the national exchequer through taxes. Other speakers acknowledged the efforts of YDF to promote peace and tolerance in the society. Businessman, media persons and stakeholders from different walks of life were also present in the workshop.