Sunday, 22 May 2011

Akram Masih Gill demands scholarship funds for minorities to be increased

State for Interfaith Harmony and Minorities Affairs Minister Akram Masih Gill said scholarship funds for children of the minorities will be increased from Rs 16 million to Rs 20 million.
Minister of State for Interfaith and Harmony Akram Masih Gill, who also belongs to the PML-Q, has been given full charge of the ministry. was named “Minister of the State” (a sort of “Deputy Minister”).

Speaking to a delegation of parliamentarian’s representing the minorities, he added, development funds would be distributed among the minorities legislators on equal basis, which would help them undertake development work in their respective areas. Gill said development funds for the welfare of the minorities would also be increased in the upcoming budget 2011-12.

The minister informed the delegation that the interfaith harmony ministry would arrange ulema conferences, seminars and walks to bridge the gap among the followers of different religions. Interfaith committees would also be set up at the district level, he said. Gill also informed that the UN would be approached for the establishment of a commission for the well being of minorities across the world. The minister said that the ministry was well aware of the problems being faced by the minorities and it would take concrete steps to resolve all these problems.

Interestingly, last year Akram Masih Gill made the government speechless as he posed a question in the National Assembly on Friday if alcohol was illegal, how the earning from taxes on it could be legal.

“The amount collected through excise duty on the sale of alcohol should be spent on the minorities,” he said in his budget speech. Akram Masih Gill expressed his dismay over the meagre amount of Rs150 million earmarked for the Minorities Welfare Funds in the budget and staged a walkout from the House.


  1. that's great.......em happy that is someone who is taking step to promote minorities in more thing i like to add in this is that why Muslims students have advantage in getting admission in universities if they have completed there Quran...there must be something for us also if there getting advantage why not we are getting.....we are also the part of this country we also must have equal rights...Sir i would say you must take this matter to parliament....

    yours truly,
    Anil Moses Williams

  2. hello sir , my name is anjum shahzad me from sargodha.i congregulate u that u came the minister of mniority.i want to ask u that have any student visa for christain student christian people .plz do some thing for poor christian sudent to send to aboard for higher education.we r also the part of this country.

  3. Hi, Akram Masih,

    My name Isaac Francis from Karachi. it really has been pretty good that u raised relevant questions. May God Bless you and Your Family

  4. well im really happy nd glad about it
    my name is Areez irfan nd im Christian.i have completed my A levels with really good marks
    2A nd 1b
    i need scholarship for my studies because engineering is very expensive.
    do something for deserving Christian students

  5. hello there i think its really great to see some one who can talk about our nation
    May God bless you
    and do talk on Christians quatoa in jobs and scholarships for Pakistani Christians on PhD level abroad
    i think now our nation thinking very seriously about their rights
    well i m a masters in sociology want to study abroad for PhD doctorate is their any one who could guide me or help me to study abrorad

  6. thank u sir u havr taken step...but i dont understand to whom these christian scholarships are given...i have done mbbs from govt. sector now i want to do postgraduation from abroad.kindly suggest me the procedure...thank u

  7. its great work, sir thanks a lot for the great efforts for our nation. and hopefully one day we will made it flourishing state for minorities. Regards Sajid Masih
    Landikotal, Khyber Agency, (FATA)

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  9. sir it great that u have been working for minorities rights in this country .sir i am pursing medical for the last 2 years byt every time i fail bcoz of insuffiency of seats in khyber medical college peshawar there is only one seat for minorities while 4 seats for afghan students 6 for bangladesh how come people not living in pakistan have greater right on our universities and 123 fata seats .with increase in polpulation there is also increase in %of minorities. i hope u will do something on this aspect
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