Prime Minister Says Government Protection of Religious Sites Rooted in Islamic Teachings

November 13, 2003

Source: Hi Pakistan

On November 13, 2003 Hi Pakistan reported, "Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali...said protection and proper maintaining of places of worship was the government’s policy and part of teachings of Islam. 'The government will continue to make all possible efforts in this regard,' he told a 12-member delegation of Sikh Yatrees, currently visiting Pakistan in connection with the birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak. The prime minister said minorities enjoy equal rights in Pakistan and the government is committed to protect and safeguard their religious and constitutional rights...The members of the delegation expressed their deep gratitude to the prime minister and the government for excellently looking after their Gurdwaras and holy places in Pakistan as well as for extending warm hospitality to them."