LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League senior central leader and Deputy Prime Minister Ch Parvez Elahi held a meeting with Minister of State for National Harmony Akram Masih Gill who called on him at his residence here today.

Akram Masih Gill demanded of Ch Parvez Elahi that he should be nominated to contest general election from NA-129 Younhanabad, Lahore, a constituency having significant population of the Christian community.

On this occasion, Ch Parvez Elahi said that PML had always worked for protecting the rights of the minorities and will continue to do so in future as well.  He, however, did not confirm ticket to Mr Gill, but assured him that his demand would be considered in the party.  

Pervaiz further said it was during his tenure that a ministry for minorities was established in Punjab for the first time in the history of Pakistan.

He said funds were also provided to the Christians community for their places of worship and their properties were returned.

Ch Parvez Elahi maintained that Pakistan Muslim League was the only political party which takes care of all minorities.