KARACHI: Search for Common Ground Pakistan conducted a Project startup and consultative workshop in Karachi to launch its two years’ project to engage youth and promote religious freedom in Pakistan, the event was graced by Mr. Javed Naayab Laghari and Mr. Veerji Kohli, this Thursday. The overall goal of this project is to promote intra- communal respect and peaceful coexistence among religious communities in Sindh and Punjab.

Search for Common Ground (SCGP) Pakistan is a local registered not-for-profit organization with the Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), began its program in Pakistan in 2010 and has been working actively to implement its multi-faceted and media-based approach to surmount conflict in the interest of long-lasting peace in the country. SFCG Pakistan remains committed to the active engagement with local partners in government and civil society, to find the culturally appropriate means to strengthen Pakistani society’s capacity to build peace and social harmony by understanding differences and acting on commonalities.

To contribute to our mission, Search-Pakistan launched a two years’ project “Youth for Humanity: Engaging Youth to Promote Religious Freedom in Pakistan” in September 2020. The project aims to partner with local youth groups from different religious backgrounds to empower them as leaders and promote peaceful coexistence by working with religious and secular communities. SCGP seeks to leverage existing youth-led initiatives and a public media campaign to engage religious leaders and build youth capacity to tackle complex issues affecting inter-and intra- communal dynamics in their communities and contribute to the creation of narratives that promote peaceful coexistence and youth leadership.

At this event, Special Assistance to Chief Minister Sindh for Youth affairs Mr. Javed Nayaab Laghari, appreciated SFCG-Pakistan for bringing the community together through youth engagement. He said it is very important for a country to engage with its youth as they are a mass resource of our country representing 63% of our population.

Adding to the comments Mr. Javed Nayyab Laghari said that, these activities are not just healthy for the youth but also encouraging for the religious monitories to help them be a productive part of our economy.

Special Assistance to Chief Minister Sindh for Human rights and Minority Rights Mr. Veerji Kholi shared that Search- Pakistan’s work is incredible and beneficial as it looks to refine the involvement of religious minorities.

Search Pakistan Chairman Board of Directors and prominent Social activist and businessman, Mr. Amin Hashwani stressed on participants to play their role in society to aware masses and contribute towards prosperity, He said we need society to strive together and progress for a better future.

Explaining more about search’s work Mr. Asad Jan Country Director Search said that, we strive to build sustainable peace for generations to come.

The participants, the journalists, also encouraged and appreciated the efforts of Search Pakistan and were willing to work in collaboration.

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