No discrimination on basis of gender, race, or language: Rashid


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid has said democratic governments always follow law and in case judiciary orders to bring former President Pervez Musharraf back through Interpol, the government will obey.


He said law of land will take its course if any accused does not appear before court.

He said Pervez Musharraf has been summoned by Special Court on March 31 and obviously the law will take its course if he does not appear.

Pervaiz Rashid said an elected prime minister was arrested illegally on October 12, 1999 and people of the country were not informed till 40 days about whereabouts of their Premier.

Replying to another query, the Minister said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan was impressed with Musharraf as the latter had prayed for him to become prime minister.

Rejecting statement of Imran Khan regarding another National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), he said, PTI should discuss the issue in parliament.

Meanwhile talking to newsmen in Islamabad today after inaugurating a photographic exhibition on Pakistan Movement along with paintings and sketches displaying the culture, society, people and landscape of Pakistan, the

Minister said there is no discrimination in the country on the basis of gender, race, or language.

He said all Pakistanis are enjoying equal rights .

Pervaiz Rashid said the world has recognized the steps taken by Pakistan to eliminate terrorism for peace in the region and the world.

He appreciated the sacrifices rendered by the armed forces and the people in war on terror.