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New era for minorities, not far way: Imran

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Islamabad | Thursday, Jul 12 2018 IST
Minorities, 'deprived' since ages in Pakistan, might see a spring in summers.

Portraying himself as a champion of minority's rights in Pakistan, PTI chairman Imran Khan has announced that if voted to power, his government would take effective measures to prevent forced marriages of Hindu girls with Muslims.

"I have received complaints from the Hindu community in Sindh that their women are forcefully married to Muslims," Mr Khan said while speaking to representatives of minority groups at a convention on Wednesday.

According to a report published in Dawn, the former cricketer also presented his party's agenda highlighting the measures to improve the life of minorities in Pakistan by giving them the basic rights ensured in the Constitution.

"Minorities were given their rights in the welfare state established by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in Medina. However, the weak are deprived of their due rights in Pakistan," he said.

Most Hindu families in Pakistan live in Sindh. According to media reports, around 25 forced marriages take place every month in the Umerkot district.

Mr Khan said that the development of areas where minorities reside is the only way to rid them of the clutches of powerful and rich people.

Pakistan Constitution, which safeguards the rights of all communities and their basic needs such as shelter, education and health, should be implemented uniformly, he said.

He said he was very sure that the 2018 general elections will bring a significant change in the country under which people of all classes will be given their basic rights.

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