Bilawal declares racial discrimination intolerable


KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-In-Chief, Pakistan People’s Party has said any kind of racial discrimination in Pakistan won’t be tolerated as we are pursuing the struggle for a Pakistan where all are equal as per vision of the founding fathers of the country and Pakistan People’s Party.

In his message on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination being observed on Friday, March 21 under the aegis of the United Nations, PPP Patron-in-Chief responded to the call of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and pledged that PPP will continue to strongly condemn messages and ideas based on racism, racial superiority or hatred as well as those that incite racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

It may be recalled that The Durban Declaration and Programme of Action adopted at the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance on 8 September 2001, underlined the key role that political leaders and political parties can and ought to play in combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

Bilawal pointed out that PPP had itself been a target of racial discrimination sometimes in its history but it always stood for unity and harmony. “It is the continuity of democracy, which can ensure elimination of all forms of discrimination including the racial bias,” he said adding PPP and its leadership is following the foot-steps of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto to make Pakistan free from every kind of social evils, including racial discrimination.

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