The Bishops' Conference of the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP
), using official budget figures for expenditures in 1998, calculated that the Government actually spent $17 (850 Pakistani Rupees) on each Muslim but only $3.20 (160 Pakistani Rupees) on each religious minority citizen per month.
also agreed that the narrative of the country had to change in order to improve education syllabus and textbooks to remove hostility and hate speech that was being taught to students.
In a joint statement issued here, NCJP
Chairperson Dr Joseph Arshad and other office bearers of the commission termed the killing of youth an 'inhuman act.'
continues to call upon the government to implement the 19th June 2014 Supreme Court verdict and National Action Plan in letter and spirit for promotion of religious and social tolerance and for the protection of religious minorities in Pakistan.
Peter Jacob, Director of NCJP
said that organised attacks on minorities can only be dealt with, if Pakistan has a law on "violence against minorities".
Nayyar, SAP Pakistan Deputy Director Irfan Mufti, psychologist Dr Seema Arif, NCHR representative Kishwar Awan and NCJP
Executive Director Cecil Chaudhry Jr.
Joseph Arshad, Chairperson of NCJP
(Bishop of Faisalabad) and Mr.
These views were presented by the experts during a discussion on curriculum development and textbook reform in Pakistan, organised by the Jinnah Institute in collaboration with the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP
) in Islamabad.
The study was carried out by the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP
) during 2010-11 in 26 districts of Punjab and Sindh, where 95 per cent of minorities in the in the country happen to live.
The convention was organised by Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) in collaboration with National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP
) and Cecil and Iris Chaudhry Foundation (CICF).
31 ( ANI ): Hate content in textbooks used in Pakistan's Punjab province has increased manifold since 2009, a report by the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP
) has said.
Kashif Aslam, a representative of NCJP
, said there were lot of issues being faced by the minorities but no one was serious to resolve them on permanent basis.