Plight of Pakistani Minorities Discussed in the United Nations

GENEVA, September 19, 2016/PRNewswire/ -- The European Organization for Pakistani Minorities, on September 16,
organised a side event titled "Plight of Pakistani Minorities" at the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council.

The speakers included Fulvio Martusciello, Member of the European Parliament, Mario Silva, Executive Director, International Forum for Rights and Security, Canada, Dr. Rubina Greenwood, Vice Chairperson, World Sindhi Congress and Senge Sering, President, Institute for Gilgit-Baltistan Studies.

Speaking on the occasion, Fulvio Martusciello highlighted Pakistan's discriminatory laws against minorities and use of
extremist groups as proxies to target minorities including the Christains, Hazaras, Ahmadiyas, Hindus and Balochs. He
expressed deep concern regarding the growing intolerance in Pakistani society, a phenomenon aggravated by the actions of
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