Pakistan- A Catholic lay elected in the Provincial Assembly of Sindh

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BY DR. ABDUL RAZAK SHAIKH,
In 2018 General Election PPP awarded ticket to Dr. Mahesh Kumar Malani for National Assembly on General seats from Thar and he won the election. Mr. Gianchand Essrani and Mr. Hari Ram was also winner the election for Sindh assembly. Dr. Mahesh kumar and Mr.Gianchand elected from Thar and Thano Bola Khan having major population of their community, Where are Mr.Hari Ram won from Mirpur khas having 80 to 90 percent Muslim population and we say no discrimination in the constituency dominated by Muslim.
On a same way lot of examples that PPP has sent many females of poor families to reach in Assembly. In March 2018 Senate election PPP also awarded the ticket to Anwar Lal din by Christian community from Karachi and Ms. Krishna kohli from Thar were belongs to poor class. Krishna Kohli also belongs to very remote area of Thar.
In 2018 party has awarded the Provincial assembly ticket on reserved seats to Tanzeela Qambrani, the Clan of Hoshoo Sheedi.
Same way catholic layman Anthony Naveed is only Christian member elected in Provincial Assembly of Sindh on reserved seat by Pakistan Peoples Party. He will represent party till 2023. Other parties have chosen candidates from Hindu community on reserved minority seats.
Mr. Naveed Anthony thanks to his party chairman for entrusting him and responsibility to represent in Sindh Assembly. Naveed was speaking in the catholic church of Saints Peters in Karachi specially celebrated for him said that he is grateful to God for having given me the opportunity to serve Pakistan and christen Community. He said that Aim happy and served this church as a young man and today as a Catholic Aim serving this church as a member of Provincial assembly.
Anthony Naveed has qualified degree in political Science in early 1990 worked in Peoples student federation, the student wing of PPP in Karachi.
After 15 years in political carrier, he was elected as in union Council Jamshed town in 2005 and remains till 2010. Latter on he has appointed as a special assistant to Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah in 2016.
Anthony naveed told that he will focus to get 5 percent of jobs in government sector t for minorities person. I will also work to get 5 seats reserved for minorities in Universities. He said that he will follow the vision of shaheed Leader Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto to serve the poor people and needy minorities. Mr. Naveed notes that minorities face many challenges in Pakistan like protection of their rights and discrimination.
He said that PPP is only part that really wants to protect the right of minorities and works for their development.
Pakistan Peoples Party has a very broad vision to work for minorities, female and less privileged people, that is the reason for their success in third term in the province of Sindh. Notification of Naveed Anthony issued by Election commission of Pakistan on Saturday.

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