Minority Empowerment Package Proves Flagship Program, Minister HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine

Minority Empowerment Package Proves Flagship Program, Minister HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine has said that all measures are being taken for religious minorities in the PTI regime which were not seen in the past, which caused a sense of deprivation. He said that MEP proved a flagship program for religious minorities under the leadership of Imran Khan in fact making a history across the Punjab. The minister said that Specific subjects will be taught to religious minorities in prison as Muslims being taught while 2% quota has been allotted for religious minorities in all educational institutions affiliated to higher education across Punjab. These views were expressed by the provincial minister during a meeting with various people belonging to religious minorities at the office of New Minister Block on Wednesday. The minister Ijaz Alam said that various festivals such as Christmas, Holi and Baba Guru Nanak's birthday celebrations had been organized to alleviate the sense of deprivation among religious minorities with the help of an economic package of Rs 60 million. He further said that through Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) as many as 5000 non-Muslims youth of Punjab being trained through free skills training. He said the purpose of this scheme was to train minorities in order to include them in the mainstream economic activity by equipping them with vocational skills; it aims to provide equal income generation opportunities to the minorities.