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Column Of Religion In Passports

23 May, 2005

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The government tends to promulgate broadmindedness, moderation and
tolerance, and proclaims of making Pakistan an enlightened progressive
welfare state. At the same time it evades these polices by yielding to a faction of religious fanatics and extremists.

Under the pressure of a few radical religious leaders, the government has deferred to its open-minded and secular polices by announcing the restoration of the column of religion in passports. Similarly in the past, the government responded affirmatively to their demands and couldn't make proper amendments in the Hadood Ordinance and the Blashphemy law in order to check their misusage.

History is evident that many rulers bowed before their demands in order to strengthen their offices but in the end these extremists turned their governments and even took them to gallows. These anti-Pakistani elements want to divide the nation into religions and further into sects and creed in order to undo Pakistan; socially and economically.

Thus the government should stabilize its policies. We, thereby appeal that the government should annul this contempt able decision of the restoration of the column of religion in the passports.

Waqas Ahmad Sandhu
Ghari Shahu
Lahore,Pakistan

 

Reader Comments:

Religion.

In Australia with its multiplicity of believers and non believers, it is illegal to even ask a person of which faith he is an adherent when applying for a job. There can only be one reason for wanting to know the religion of a person and that is for persecution if the faith is not acceptable. When it comes to my beliefs, or lack of them. Mind your own business. If I want you to know. I'll tell you. As it is I don't have religious belief. Tom Edgar,. tomedgar@halenet.com.au
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Tom Edgar, Aruba - 25 May, 2005

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