Scholarship funds for minorities to be raised: Akram Gill, Minister of State for Interfaith Harmony


Islamabad: Minister of State for Interfaith Harmony and Minorities Affairs Akram Masih Gill has said scholarship funds for minorities’ children will be increased from Rs. 16 million to 20 million.

Talking to a delegation of minorities parliamentarians here he said development funds would be distributed among the minorities legislators on equal basis. This would help them to undertake development work in their respective areas.

He said development funds for the welfare of the minorities would also be increased in the upcoming budget 2011-12.

He informed the delegation that interfaith harmony ministry would arrange Ulema conferences, seminars and walks to bridge the gap among followers of different religions.

The interfaith committees would also be set up at district level, he said.

He said the United Nations would be approached for the establishment of a commission for the well-being of minorities across the world.

The Minister said the ministry was well aware of the problems being faced by the minorities and it would take concrete steps to resolve all these problems.

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