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[Newspaper:] Kayhan-e Havaei

[Date:] Wednesday 24 Mehr 1370 - 16 October 1991

[Issue No.:] 952

[Page:] 5

 

Pakistan is Facing New Crisis Due to Destructive Movements of the Political Sects of Wahhabism and Baha’ism

A Baha’i delegation met with the Advisory Minister for Minorities Affairs with the aim of expanding their activities and establishing a headquarter in Pakistan.

... The Baha’i sect activities aim to attract strength in Pakistan

A ten-member delegation of Baha’is from Pakistan and Canada met with Peter John Sahotra the Advisory Minister for Minorities Affairs in the Nawaz Sharif government.

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency from Islamabad, based on a press release, the Pakistani official said, during the meeting that the Pakistan government respects the rights of minorities and affords them equal rights with others.

A spokesman for the Baha’i delegation thanked the Advisory Minister for Minorities Affairs for the Pakistan government’s reassurance and said that the Baha’i community in Pakistan is working sincerely for the welfare and development of the country.

Statistics on the number of Baha’is in Pakistan are not available, but the government recognizes the Baha’is as a minority and gives them equal rights with other Pakistani citizens.

According to informed sources, the Baha’is are operating freely in Pakistan and are working to recruit and establish a centre similar to the one they have established in Israel.

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