Senior Government Minister Defends Pakistan’s Human Rights Record to Ted Wilson
19 June 2019 | Ted Wilson, the president of the General Conference of the Adventist Church, met with the chief minister for the Sindh province of Pakistan on June 9. The two met at the minister’s residence in the city of Karachi.
According to Pakistan’s The International News, Syed Murad Ali Shah said to the Adventist leader that his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) believes in “plural society” and works for human rights, as well as religious and sectarian harmony and women empowerment in the nation.
The country has, in recent years, seen massive violence against Christians, many of whom have fled the country.
“We have always given special status to minorities; this is why PPP has inducted two ministers of the Hindu community in the provincial cabinet, and one Christian has been elected as an MPA (Member of Provincial Assembly) and another in the Senate,” said the chief minister to Wilson.
The two discussed minority rights among other subjects in the 15-minute meeting.
Wilson told Shah that the mission of the Adventist church was to “serve humanity without any discrimination.”
Wilson offered to pray at the end of the meeting and the chief minister accepted. The General Conference leader prayed for the prosperity and development of the Sindh province and Pakistan.