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PCC Demands Reforms in Electoral System

Christian youth across the country have joined PCC and participated from different areas of the country. Other PCC youth leaders and representatives addressed the conference.

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(ISLAMABAD) - Pakistan Christian Congress, the oldest Christian political re-organizing party in Pakistan, has demanded reforms in the electoral system for minorities. Talking to the PCC Youth Conference, the PCC chief said that government of Pakistan should take immediate corrective measures and restore the election system for minority candidates as well.

Addressing the Youth Conference via video link, PCC chief Nazir S Bhatti demanded PML-N government to bring reforms in discriminatory laws including blasphemy law.

PCC chief organizer Farrukh H Saif, said that we want the immediate increase the minority seats. He said the present Christian parliamentarians are not our true representatives. He said the present electoral system for minorities is not a democratic system. It adds bribes in the democratic system and opened the doors of corruption in the country.

Parvez Iqbal, president of the PCC Holland Chapter, participated in the youth conference and encouraged the PCC youth struggling for their rights. PCC youth welcomed the honorable guest and promised to work wholeheartedly to achieve their goals.

Christian youth across the country have joined PCC and participated from different areas of the country. Other PCC youth leaders and representatives addressed the conference.

PCC has been working for Christian rights and values since 1985 in the country and have been struggling against injustice, persecution and laws enforcement on the face of depressed and marginalized Christian community.

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About Shamim Masih

"I am Christian rights activist and freelancer Pakistani journalist specializing in writing about Christians rights for the different papers in the world. My aim is to create a peaceful environment in the society and to help eliminate Christian persecution through my writing as I bring the plight of these brave people under the spotlight of the whole world."

Shamim Masih was born in Sheikhopura's village and raised in Gujranwala, a city in Pakistan's Punjab province. He earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of the Punjab, Lahore majoring in English, Economics and Statistics; he also received a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

As a freelance writer and author, Shamim has written for different papers in the world; his expertise is in writing articles highlighting different social issues. He has served as freelance chief reporter and column writer in “Minority Times” in Islamabad, and a number of Shamim's articles have been published in local papers as well.

You can write to Shamim at this address: shamimpakistan@gmail.com

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