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Govt takes big decision for Christian employees!

The finance ministry said it will afford advance salary payments to all Christians. It will also ensure the provision of pensions to its retired Christian workforce, both by December 20. This is a welcoming initiative as it will help the Christian community celebrate Christmas with ease.

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The Federal government announced advanced salaries for all its Christian employees. The announcement comes as the Christian community’s biggest religious festival Christmas nears.

According to details, the finance ministry said it will afford advance salary payments to all Christians. It will also ensure the provision of pensions to its retired Christian workforce, both by December 20.

Regarding this, the accountant general of Pakistan, military accountant general, chief accounts officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will disburse advance salaries to the Christian community.

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Needless to say, this is a welcoming initiative as it will help the Christian community celebrate Christmas with ease. To clarify, Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ and observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

PTI government facilitates minorities

Important to note, the government of Pakistan fully extends support to minorities. On several occasions, it reiterated that the provision of basic rights to minorities is a government priority. The PTI government also took various steps to uplift the minorities, since they make up an important part of Pakistan.

Last month, CM Buzdaar announced to fill vacant posts for minorities under the 5 percent quota. As a result, the government collected necessary data from provincial government departments and directed the human rights & minorities affairs department to take early action in this regard. Moreover, minorities’ cells have been established in 40 departments along with the nomination of focal persons.

Additionally, every year the government felicitates the minorities on their religious festivals. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Imran Khan wished a happy Easter to the Christian community. On his Twitter handle, the prime minister posted, “Wishing all our Christian citizens a happy Easter”.

Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood also took to Twitter on the occasion. “To all my Christian friends. Happy Easter,” he wrote. “May this day bring great joy to you and your families,” he added.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi also felicitated the Christian community of the world, especially Pakistan. In a statement, the foreign minister said that the Christian community living in Pakistan has rendered sacrifices for the country.

Read more: CM Buzdar felicitates Christian Community on Christmas