Minister of State for National Harmony distributed Christmas gifts

Press Information Department

Islamabad: Akram Masih Gill, Minister of State for National Harmony distributed Christmas gifts among Christians in his Ministry today.

Akram Gill distributed gifts among 3000 poor Christians as Prime Minister of Pakistan Yusuf Raza Gilani has given a package of Rs. 3 million for the purpose.

Minister of State said while addressing on the occasion that this is a special gift from the government of Pakistan for the Christian community on this auspicious occasion of joy and happiness. It shows that the present democratic government is well aware of its responsibilities towards the deprived segment of the society.

Ceremony took place in a very peaceful atmosphere under the supervision of Federal Secretary of the said Ministry who was also present along with all senior and junior officials of the Ministry of National Harmony. These gifts were distributed by the Minister of State in a much managed way.

Akram Gill further said that government of Pakistan has already taken so many steps to safeguard the rights and uplifts of the minorities, 5 % quota has been reserved for them in government jobs, more seats have been reserved in the National Assembly and Senate for minorities.

Shortly marriage acts of different faiths will be introduced to streamline these issues, after the consultation of the scholars of these different faiths.

Minister of State congratulates the Christian Community inside and all over the world on this Christmas and also for New Year.

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