Minorities enjoying equal rights under Constitution: NA informed July 08, 2020

Minorities enjoying equal rights under Constitution: NA informed July 08, 2020

ISLAMABAD-Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Dr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri has said that minorities are enjoying equal rights in the country under the Constitution of Pakistan.

Speaking in the National Assembly, he said the ideology of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Islamic values guarantee equal rights, complete safety and security of the minorities.

Taking the floor in the House, PML-N leader Khawaja Muhammad Asif said peace, harmony and acceptance for all should be promoted in the country.

Responding to Khawaja Asif’s point, Minister for Human Rights Shireen M. Mazari said the government is fully committed to protect the due rights of minorities to ensure their freedom and security.

She said government is committed to ensure the basic rights of our citizens in pursuance to our Constitution and International commitments without any prejudice.

The Minister further said that all the minorities in Pakistan enjoy complete freedom as equal citizen of the motherland.

Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan has said that suspension of Pakistan International Airlines' operation for European countries is temporary and flights will be restored soon.

He was responding to a Call Attention moved by Murtaza Javed Abbasi and others on suspension of authorization for PIA by the European Union Air Safety Agency and UK’s authorities to operate in Europe for six months.

The Minister said licenses of 54 pilots have been cancelled, 26 grounded and 34 others suspended on ground of fake degrees and for not following the laid procedure.

Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan has said that development of Karachi is linked with the overall progress of the country therefore, the government is making all-out efforts to resolve the problem of the mega city.

Responding to points raised by opposition members on the electricity crisis in Karachi, he said the Federal government is providing an extra amount of 100 MMBTU gas to Karachi to meet its electricity demand.

He said 100 MW electricity from the national grid is also being provided to Karachi.

He said more grid stations are being constructed in Karachi to resolve this issue permanently.

Minister for Human Rights Shireen M. Mazari introduced the bill 'Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Bill 2020' in the house. 

Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Shaukat Ali laid COVID-19 Prevention of Hoarding Ordinance in the house.

Responding to a point of order in National Assembly, the Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed said Pakistan Post has increased its revenue by 7 billion rupees within a span of one year.

The House will now meet tomorrow (Thursday) at 11 a.m.