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Online Worship Available on Good Friday and Easter: Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs

April 8, 2020

Lahore, April 08, 2020 (PPI-OT): Provincial Minister for Minority Affairs and Human Rights Ijaz Alam Augustine chaired an important meeting at Cathedral Church, Lahore on Wednesday to review the situation of Corona. MPA Haroon Imran Gil, Archbishop Sebastian Shah, Bishop Irfan Jamil, Reverend Dr. Majid Abel, Pastor Shaukat Fazal, Pastor Liaquat Qaisar and other representatives of various churches attended the meeting. On the appeal of Minister Ijaz Alam Augustine a unanimous decision was made by all the participants that all the churches across the province would be closed for religious worship due to increasing intensity of Corona virus throughout the country.


It was also decided that religious days of Good Friday and Easter will also celebrate with simplicity. The minister Ijaz Alam thanked to entire community to show fully solidarity among Government and said that due to the importance of Good Friday and Easter, Government allowed the online worship system throughout the province to safeguard the rights of minorities. He said that as citizen of Pakistan it was our moral duty to obey orders of Government and it was also admirable that religious community also closed their all religious worship places already on voluntarily basis.


Minister Ijaz Alam Augustine said that in the tenure of PTIs all religious minorities are enjoying fully religious freedom while as a one nation their decision is commendable. He said that Government of the Punjab was fully aware of their responsibilities and utilized all available resources to overcome the situation of Corona virus.


For more information, contact:

Directorate General Public Relations

Government of the Punjab

Lahore, Pakistan

Tel: +92-42-9201390-86



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