PR No.252 Delegation Of Pakistan Hindu Council Meets Raja Zafar-Ul-Haq, Calls The Council A-Political Islamabad

An eight member delegation of Pakistan Hindu Council called on Leader of the House in Senate, Raja Zafar-ul-Haq and apprised him about the upcoming interfaith conference in February. The representatives of the Council termed Pakistan Hindu Council a-political organisation and said that it is same terms with all political organizations.

The meeting was held here at the Parliament House on Wednesday. The delegation was headed by patron-in-chief of the council and MNA Dr Ashok Kumar.

Raja Zafar-ul-Haq said that the conference in February which will be happening at the same time when world international interfaith week is celebrated will be a tool to streamline our directions towards peace, betterment and human integrity. The interfaith conference due in February will host representation from all sects of religions in Pakistan to develop and achieve common objectives of peace and human development.

Leader of the House in Senate was also extended an invitation for Prime Minister and himself to attend the conference and the combined marriage event of 100 Hindu couples in January.

The delegation submitted a demand of declaring holidays on Hindu festivals of Diwali and Holi terming it their sacred days. Raja Zafar-ul-Haq promised to convey the proposal to the Prime Minister.

Minority rights were also discussed in the meeting and the responsibilities of the federal and provincial government in post-devolution scenario were discussed. The members of the delegation told that consensus has been reached on Hindu marriage law and Raja Zafar-ul-Haq promised full support from the government regarding this law.