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National Commission under ‘Liaquat-Nehru Pact’ can solve issues of Pakistani Minorities

In 1950, Pakistan made an International Treaty with India – called the ”Liaquat-Nehru Pact” after the Prime Ministers of Pakistan and India at the time –  pledging to create a commission to protect the rights of religious minorities. Over a half century later, India has followed through by creating such a commission, while Pakistan has not. The Pakistan Christian Congress, a Christian political party and lobby group, has declared its intentions to advocate for the formation of such a commission and denounce Pakistan’s violations of the long-neglected treaty.

7/8/2014 Pakistan (Pakistan Christian Post) – Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC, has said in a statement that issues of religious minorities can be resolved if [the] government of Pakistan forms “National Minority Commission” under true spirit of “Liaquat-Nehru Pact.”

The concept of “National Minority Commission” was duly signed by Prime Minister of India J L Nehru and Prime Minister of Pakistan Khan Liaquat Ali Khan on April 8, 1950 in New Delhi, to protect rights of minorities in [their] respective state[s] in an International Treaty known as “Liaquat-Nehru Pact.”

The “Liaquat-Nehru Pact” clearly stated that “A Minority Commission will be formed headed by acting or retired Judge of Supreme Court in India and Pakistan which will invite Presentations of minorities’ leaders for recommendations to legislate laws for protections of Muslims in India where they are in minority and Christians, Hindus and others in Pakistan.”

The Indian governments are forming “National Minority Commission” headed by retired Justice of Indian Supreme Court after signing “Liaquat-Nehru Pact” while [no] government in Pakistan [has] formed “National Minority Commission” under any Judge after signing that pact.

“Pakistani Christians and other religious minorities have reservations on their Electron System and Religious but their voice is never heard by Muslim political parties which rule Pakistan,” added Dr. Nazir Bhatti.

Nazir Bhatti demanded formation of “National Minority Commission” headed by any acting or retired Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan instead under any Federal Minister to comply with “Liaquat-Nehru Pact” which is signed by it.

PCC Chief said that Pakistan Christian Congress (PCC) will challenge [the lack of] formation of [a] “National Minority Commission” headed by any Minister or Prime Minister in higher courts of law because its violation of [Pakistan’s] International Treaty “Liaquat-Nehru Pact…” PCC will also raise voice on International forums against violations of Pakistan [of this] International Treaty.

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