US lawmakers urge new Pak govt to grant minorities equal rights

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Washington D.C. (US), Sep 07 (ANI): US lawmakers have urged Pakistan to treat its ethnic and religious minorities with the respect and dignity they deserve and grant them rights as equal citizens of Pakistan. While addressing ‘The Minorities Day on the Hill’ organized by South Asia Minorities Alliance Foundation (SAMAF) and Voice of Karachi (VOK) in United States Capitol in Washington DC on September 05, the lawmakers urged Pakistan government to treat people of strategically important city of Karachi justly and stop human right violation in Karachi as well as other parts of the country, including Balochistan and KP Province. Along with the lawmakers Thomas Garrett Jr., Scott Perry, Andy Harris, Rob Wittman, Gilgit-Baltistan rights activist Sange Sering, Baloch activist Nabi Bux, and Pulitzer Prize winner journalist Pir Zubair Shah shared the stage too. Other US lawmakers who attended the event were Perry, Adam Kizinger, Dave Brat, Morgan Griffith, Jeff Duncan, Raul Labrador, Gary Palmer, Rod Blum, Randy Huttgren, Jodz Rice, Andy Biggs, Tom Rice and Alex Mooney.

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