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June 21, 2012

Minority MPA protests 'injustice' against religious minorities in Pak

Karachi:Pakistan People's Party (PPP) minority MPA Saleem Khurshid Khokhar has complained about the injustice being meted out to religious minorities in the country. Khokhar claimed that the curriculum taught across schools and colleges in Pakistan were creating a gulf between Muslim and non-Muslim students, reports The Express Tribune. "Muslims have been given priority over non-Muslims in school books? Why are people like Justice Dorab Patel, Captain Cecil Chaudhry (who fought the 1965 and 1972 wars) and others who devoted their lives for the cause of Pakistan not included in school books?" Khokhar questioned. Khokhar also lamented that local government funds have not been spent in minority areas during the last four years. He also cast doubts on the government's claims about empowering women by giving land and plots to female peasants, and said that not a single non-Muslim woman had become a beneficiary of the programme so far. "We are the sons of this soil and have rendered sacrifices for this country. We want to know why we are subjected to such kinds of discrimination," said Khokhar.

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