Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwan
Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani is a high-profile leader of the Non-Muslim community of Pakistan and is a prominent member of the National Assembly, Parliament of Pakistan. In order to highlight the rights of the most vulnerable community, Dr Vankwani regularly appears on national and foreign media. His weekly articles are also being published in English, Urdu and Sindhi languages in leading newspapers.
Dr Vankwani is a qualified surgeon and is clearly one of the most capable politicians of Pakistan. He is one of the highly motivated philanthropists and social workers belonging to Non-Muslim community. He also received National Human Rights Award by the President of Pakistan as a recognition of his struggle services to protect the human rights.
With an aim to transform Pakistan in to a peaceful society, Dr Vankwani is appearing before honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan in different cases for the protection of minorities' rights. Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani established Pakistan Hindu Council in 2005 and since then he is serving as Patron-in-chief.
To encourage journalists so that they proactively foster better understanding, tolerance, and mutual respect within Pakistani society and with the foreign world, Dr Vankwani also founded Tolerant Pakistan Media Network. On the launching ceremony, which was attended by prominent parliamentarians, media persons, ambassadors, educationists and civil society representatives, he said that: “Ensuring a democratic peace loving role model society is my dream where all citizens coexist peacefully and celebrate the diversity of society, according to the Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s speech on August 11, 1947”.
Dr Vankwani firmly believed that whatever is shown on TV screens or published in newspapers, it always has a greater impact on the minds of people watching or reading the news. Therefore, the media should play its due role to envision a society free of religious, racial, or ethnic violence and oppression. Today, he also represents the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by Prime Minister Imran Khan.