Netherlands’ Ambassador for Human Rights Lionel Veer calls on Dr Paul Bhatti
His Excellency Lionel Veer Netherlands’ Ambassador for Human Rights called on Dr Paul Bhatti Minister In Charge for the Ministry of National Harmony here at the latter’s office. Both dignitaries discussed the situation of human rights in Pakistan and also the various efforts being made to bring minorities into mainstream society.
During the course of conversation, Dr Paul briefed the visiting Ambassador about recently held National Conference on Inter-faith harmony and the declaration that was agreed upon after the Conference. Mr Paul also discussed the setting up of National Harmony Council that was recently approved by the government for the purpose of ensuring inter-faith and inter-sect harmony.
Ambassador for Human Rights Lionel Veer said that his country was committed to promoting human rights and religious freedom and applauded the efforts of Dr Paul Bhatti in this regard. Mr Paul also underscored the need to address two things i.e. poverty and education; in order to reverse the increasing tide of militancy and extremism in the society. Dr Bhatti also thanked Ambassador Lionel Veer for his country’s assistance in promoting inter-religious dialogue and relationship.