Shah Hussain Regional Network Organizes Awareness-Raising Seminars under Voter Education Campaign for Religious or Ethnic Minorities

Voter education is a must for strengthening democracy and political process. FAFEN member raises awareness.

Islamabad, February 5, 2024: Shah Hussain Regional Network organized seminars as part of an awareness-raising voter education campaign focusing on increasing the electoral participation of religious and ethnic minorities. It is also a targeted campaign focusing on areas where religious minorities are present.

Voter Education: Hundreds Attend Seminar

The seminars were organized in a total of seven districts: Nankana Sahib, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Sheikhupura, Lahore, Wazirabad, and Hafizabad. They were collectively attended by a total of 350 participants (186 men and 162 women), including 234 from Christian and Sikh communities, 13 persons with disabilities, and two transgender persons, among others. They also had representation from minority leaders, religious party representatives, social welfare organizations, and media personnel.

Minorities Urged to Participate in Elections

The seminars emphasized that minorities should participate fully in the elections and effectively exercise their rights to choose their representative. The effective participation of minorities will promote democratic practices. The minorities in Pakistan have equal citizen rights as per the constitution and law to live their lives as respectable Pakistanis and play their part in the development of this country.

The seminars were widely covered by the local and national media in regional and national language newspapers.