Govt taking effective measures to address demands of tribal people, NA informed

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Govt taking effective measures to address demands of tribal people, NA informed

The House adopted a motion authorizing the speaker National Assembly to nominate fifteen members of the Lower House to include them in the Parliamentary Committee to protect minorities from forced conversions.

The Speaker has also been authorized to make changes in the composition of the committee as and when appropriate.

Minister for Communication and Postal Services Murad Saeed says that the process of development and progress has begun in erstwhile FATA and the government is committed to address every genuine demand of tribal people.

Speaking in the National Assembly, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan and entire government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf were eager to solace the people of tribal areas, who have been facing pain and war for last several years. He said Imran Khan has announced a package of 22 billion rupees for the rehabilitation of houses and shops for the tribal people destroyed in war on terror.

The Minister said it was he, who raised voice in the National Assembly for the rights of the tribal people. He said Pakistan’s constitution guarantees freedom of speech to every citizen, but the fashion of maligning country’s institutions should be stopped.

Earlier, PML-N leader Khawaja Muhammad Asif demanded constitution of a special parliamentary committee to probe the incident of attack on military check post and allegations against NAB Chairman.

The House will now meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow.