Lahore, Pakistan, Dec 13, 2018 / 10:40 am
A Pakistani official announced this week a new "Minorities Empowerment Package" and the creation of a task force to ensure the rights of religious minorities in the province of Punjab.
According to Dawn, Punjab Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Ijaz Augustine said the package will include new legislation and implement existing laws to assist religious minority communities.
A newly formed task force will be composed of professionals in human rights, law, and academics from a variety of religious communities, with the purpose of monitoring the implementation of human rights policies.
Augustine made the announcement at the Alhamra Arts Council with the Christian Care Foundation, coinciding with Human Rights Day on Dec. 10. The ceremony included the distribution of certificates for activists and employees of the human rights department.