LAHORE - PML-Q Punjab president Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said that the tyrant rulers’ governance based on unwise policies first compelled nurses to come on streets for their rights and now the clerks community is preparing to march the streets.

He expressed these views while addressing a convention of his party’s minority wing at Muslim League House here on Saturday.

Pervaiz said that the provincial government wasted one billion rupees of the public on youth festival ignoring the fact that public hospitals have been facing scarcity of medicines. He added that the government should have utilised the youth festival funds to cope with the scarcity of medicines, run the affairs of Faisalabad Engineering University smoothly and for the maintenance of Rescue 1122 vehicles. He demanded that the rights of minorities should be ensured at any cost.

Pervaiz said that the PML-Q, during its stint in power following the guiding principles of Quaid-i-Azam, ensured rights of the minorities including Christians, Hindus and Sikhs.

He added that they gave dual vote right to the minorities, educational stipends and special quotas for minority children and upgrading of 45 educational institutions including F.C. College, allocation of special funds for construction and repairs of gurdwaras, churches and temples.

He said that the minorities always played a vital role for the progress and prosperity of the country. Through resolutions unanimously adopted by the convention, it was demanded that land of Gosha-e-Aman Garhi Shahi and other churches should be returned and de-notification of agricultural land allotment in Clark Abad should be withdrawn.

Prominent party leaders including Engineer Shahzad Elahi Chaudhry Zaheeruddin, Muhammad Basharat Raja, Seemal Kamran, James Naz, Venus Khokhar and Javaid Joseph attended the meeting.