Chief Secretary Akbar Durrani has said that the constitution guarantees equal rights and their protection to all minorities. “Practical steps are being taken for protection of rights of minorities in the province,” he said in a meeting with a five-member delegation of National Lobbying for Minority Rights at Civil Secretariat on Friday. Issues related to family laws and job quota for minorities were discussed in the meeting. He directed the Secretary Human Rights and Minority Affairs Asim Iqbal to get finalised rules of business regarding Hindu Marriage Act and Sikh Marriage Act at the earliest. He said all minorities living in Pakistan enjoying complete religious and social freedom and job quota for them is being implemented strictly. He said that it is also priority of the government to take care of religious sites of minorities. He remarked that it is praiseworthy that minorities are playing vital role in progress and prosperity of the country. The delegates including Asif Aqeel, Khalid Shahzad, Prof Kalyan Singh, Sumaira Shafiq and Aira Indaras lauded the steps taken by Punjab government for protection of minorities’ rights Secretary Home Capt (r) Nasim Nawaz and Secretary Regulation Saleh Tahir were also present.