Dr. Paul Bhatti, advisor to the Prime Minister on Minorities Affairs to attend Walton Park Conference in United Kingdom
Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has approved the visit of Dr. Paul Bhatti, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Minorities Affairs to attend the Walton Park Conference on “Promotion of Religious Freedom around the world” to be held in Walton Park UK from 03-05 July 2011.
The purpose of this Conference is to identify new ways of supporting religious communities under threat across the world and identify how the international community can strengthen its ability to protect religious freedom. The scholars, policy makers and religious leaders are participating in the conference with the aim to build new partnerships between Governments, NGOs and religious communities to develop practical proposals for global promotion and support of freedom of religion and beliefs.
The presence of Advisor to the Prime Minister on Minorities Affairs in the Conference will provide an opportunity to enhance the soft and progressive image of Pakistan. It will be the recognition of Pakistan Government’s efforts against terrorism and acknowledgement of steps taken for the rights, empowerment and mainstreaming of minorities in Pakistan coupled with religious tolerance, interfaith harmony and peaceful coexistence in the country.
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