Peshawar ,The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minorities have expressed grave concern over the exodus of Hindu minorities in Sindh province and criticized the PPP-led coalition government for failure in ‘protection’ of minorities
They alleged that Hindus were being compelled by force to convert their religion which forced 250 families to leave their land and shift to India.
Addressing a joint press conference here at Peshawar Press Club, Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) provincial leader Asaf Qaiser, Hashim Babar, Javed Payara from Christen community, Ravi Kumar from Hindu community and Dr. Stefan Saleem said that minorities were passing through difficult time in Pakistan and lacking protection was very injustice treatment to them.
Asad Qaiser condemned the issue and said that it was the responsibility of state to protect and provide security to minorities but government had failed in this regard adding that Islam did not allow and compel non-Muslim to accept Islam by force.
He vowed that if PTI succeed in election it would provide full protection and security to the minorities and there would be religious freedom to all minorities communities in the Pakistan.
Criticizing the ANP government, Javed Payara said that had failed in the province because in all other three provinces of the country had reserved 5 percent quota for minorities in civil services while in Khyber Paktunkhwa the quota was only 0.5 percent which was shows the injustice treatment of government with minorities.
He further said that ANP had vested the ministry of minority to a Muslim Namroz Khan which was against their wishes because in other provinces of Pakistan the ministry was in hand of a non-Muslim who were representing the minority community in a good way.