ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Thursday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was committed to providing housing facilities to the Christian community of the capital. Addressing an event here at Capital Development Authority (CDA) in connection with Christmas celebrations, the minister said that he would try his best to provide housing facilities for the people of the community living in Islamabad.

 

“There is a need to establish a colony for the Christian community in this city as most of them live at places not liveable for human beings,” he said. Sheikh Rashid ordered confirmation of employment of over 500 workers of CDA, belonging to the community, who were earlier working on temporary basis. He directed CDA administration to pay salaries of workers of the Christian community before 25th of this month and announced two-day holiday for them on the eve of Christmas. He said that lynching incident of Sri Lankan citizen in Sialkot has caused an embarrassment for the country internationally.

 

“There is a need to establish a colony for the Christian community in this city as most of them live at places not livable for human beings,” he said. Sheikh Rashid ordered confirmation of employment of over 500 workers of CDA, belonging to the community, who were earlier working on temporary basis. He directed CDA administration to pay salaries of workers of the Christian community before 25th of this month and announced two-day holiday for them on the eve of Christmas. He said that lynching incident of Sri Lankan citizen in Sialkot has caused an embarrassment for the country internationally. “The incident gave a wrong message to the world that we are extremists. “The interior minister expressed his happiness that Executive Committee of National Economic Council has approved Rs105 billion for Leh Nullah Expressway and flood channel project in Rawalpindi besides approving Rs30 billion for Rawalpindi Ring Road project