The Punjab government has allocated Rs 300 million for Minority Development Fund for upgradation of minority's worships places, minority's communities, graveyards, roads & welfare institutions in the province. These funds would be spent by the minority's members in their respective areas. This was stated by Provincial Minister Planning & Development Malik Nadeem Kamran while chairing a meeting of the Minority Development Funds Committee, here on Thursday.
Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Tahir Khalil Sindhu, Provincial Secretary Human Rights Asim Iqbal, Parliamentary Secretary Tariq Masih, Minority Members Provincial Assembly Punjab Shehzad Munshi, Shakeel, Sardar Singh Rora, Zulfiqar Ghauri, Juice Jules, and representative of Finance Department & other relevant officials attended the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, Malik Nadeem Kamran said that more than Rs 300 million would be spent on development schemes of minorities' areas. In this connection, departmental summary for releasing development funds is being initiated for final approval of the Chief Minister.
He requested the minority members to monitor development activities in their respective areas. In the meeting, Provincial Minister Human Rights Tahir Khalil Sindhu also highlighted the issues of minority communities while Provincial Secretary Human Rights Asim Iqbal gave a detailed briefing on the Minority Development Package.
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