Senate unanimously condemns mob lynching incidents in Sargodha, Swat

Sherry Rehman slams PTI for not supporting resolution in National Assembly

APP June 24, 2024
Senator Sherry Rehman addressing a Senate session. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SENATE


In a session on Monday, the Senate unanimously approved a resolution unequivocally condemning the mob lynching incidents that occurred in Sargodha and Swat.

The resolution demanded that both the federal and provincial governments ensure public safety for all, including vulnerable communities and minorities.

Chairperson of the Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change, Senator Sherry Rehman, stressed the critical need for counter-terrorism operations across the country to stem the resurgence of terrorism.

“Do PTI want instability, extremism, and violence against minorities? I am shocked to see that PTI members in the National Assembly did not sign the resolution on the Swat mob lynching incident, which demanded an end to the weaponisation of religion and extremism. They have learned no lesson from the past,” she said.

She added that the attitude of PTI lawmakers was a disgrace to the 90,000 civilians and martyrs of the armed forces who sacrificed their lives in the war on terror.

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While tabling the resolution, the senator read, “The House unequivocally condemns the recent mob lynching in Swat and Sargodha of persons accused of offences pertaining to religion. The right to life is the most fundamental right as guaranteed by the Constitution of Pakistan and must remain inviolable.

"The House, therefore, urges the Federal and Provincial Governments to ensure the safety and security of all persons living in Pakistan, including religious minorities and vulnerable communities.

"The House also demands that the Provincial Governments of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab take all measures to ensure that the persons involved in these heinous crimes are identified, investigated, and prosecuted without delay.

"The House also expects that the courts dealing with these cases shall ensure justice.”



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