MPAs demand display of Quranic verses in public offices

Punjab Assembly unanimously adopts resolution about Khatm-e-Nabuwat

Our Correspondent September 29, 2021
Punjab Assembly. PHOTO: APP


Punjab Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday, demanding display in government offices of Quranic verses and Hadith about Khatm-e-Nabuwat along with translation.

The resolution was presented by Punjab Minister Hafiz Amar Yasir after the question hour.

As it was passed unanimously, Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi praised Sindh government for taking the initiative on the matter. He directed the government to ensure implementation of the resolution on a priority basis.

The lawmakers also unanimously urged the international community to take notice of the denial of permission by Indian authorities to the family of Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani to bury him in accordance with their desire.

Another resolution tabled by a woman member of PML-Q, demanding job quota for transgender persons in the public and private sectors was passed by majority.

MPA Khadija Umar almost the whole transgender community was facing adverse conditions and finding earning a livelihood to be an uphill task. She said the federal government, with cooperation of the provincial authorities, should take concrete measures for education and employment of the members of the community.

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Meanwhile, PML-N lawmakers demanded resignation of Prime Minister's Adviser Shehzad Akbar over a legal defeat in a court in the United Kingdom.

Speaking on a point of order, MPA Rana Mashhood accused the government of political victimisation, claiming that everyone had seen that the Sharif family had been given a clean chit by the UK court.

He said the PTI government had failed to prove its allegations of money laundering against Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Mian Shehbaz Sharif, his son and other family members. He said it was astonishing that the PML-N believed in foreign judiciary but showed distrust on the country's own courts.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 29th, 2021.


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