LAHORE Inter-Religious Peace Council in collaboration with Gurdwara Dera Sahib Singh organised a seminar in connection with 26th anniversary of Golden Temple carnage of 1984, on Sunday. The day was observed in remembrance of martyrs of Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) in the wake as of Indian brutal attack, which was an active worship place of Sikhs situated in Indian city Amritsar. In the incident about 3,000 Sikhs were killed in retaliatory attacks by Indian army. Speakers from different religions including Janam Sigh, Asif Butt, Alama Waqar Haidar, Sardar Shaam Singh, Dr Syed Noorul Mustafa, Mian Manzoor Shahid, Syed Nafeesul Hasan and Pandat Bhagat Lal condemned the brutal invasion of India in 1984 on innocent Sikhs. Sardar Sham Singh said India claimed that the so-called biggest democracy of the world nurtured no rights for minorities. He regretted that Pakistani media and government did not raise effective voice against the incident that time. Allama Waqar Haidar said the Muslims were companions of oppressed people elsewhere in the world as Islam was the religion of humanity. PPP terms budget people-friendly The PPPs Lahore organisation has termed federal budget a revolutionary one depicting the vision of ZA Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. In a press statement issued on Sunday, PPPs Lahore President Asghar Gujjar and Secretary Information Azhar Mughal said that sufficient funds to the tune of Rs 10.87 billion have been provided for 15 new and 44 ongoing development schemes in agriculture and food departments besides additional funds of Rs 14 billion set aside for security purpose. The announcement of Hunarmand Scheme for the youth and enhancement of allocation for Benazir Income Support Programme is another welcome step of the government, they said and added that these people-friendly measures had raised popularity graph of the PPP to a greater extent. The PPP leaders have also lauded 50 per cent raise in basic pay of the government employees and 15 to 20 per cent increase in pensions. They also described as commendable the governments decision to curtail salaries of members of the federal cabinet by 10 per cent. They were of the view that government had presented a balanced budget in a difficult situation when countrys economy had suffered loss of billions of dollars due to ongoing war on terror.