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Through a demonstration held in front of the Lahore Press Club, Christians in Pakistan are demanding greater access to higher education in Pakistan. Specifically, Christians are calling on the government to set aside a quota for non-Muslim students in government-run colleges and universities. After generations of persecution and discrimination, Christians in Pakistan find much difficulty in gaining access to Pakistan’s colleges and universities. This has a cyclical effect, leaving each generation of Christians less educated than past generations. Will Pakistan recognize the need for Christians to be given better access to higher education? 

07/26/2017 Pakistan (Eurasia Review) – Christians in Pakistan are lobbying for an admission quota for non-Muslim students to be imposed in government-run colleges and universities.

“Higher education is our right. It is the responsibility of the government to announce a 5 percent education quota for minority students,” said Zahid Nazir Bhatti, chairman of the Pakistan Minorities Unity Council.

“The literacy rate of Christians in Pakistan is very low. We shall keep protesting if our demand is not met,” he said while addressing media during a July 22 protest in front of the Lahore Press Club.

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