The Sindh government has reportedly provided feedback to the federal government on prospective legislation on the protection of members of minority faiths.
The legislation came up when Sindh minority MPAs Saleem Khursheed Khokhar and Pitanbar Sewani wanted to present a private members’ bill and a resolution on the issue.
According to Sindh senior minister Syed Sardar Ahmed, the federal government is planning to present a bill in the National Assembly on the protection of minorities and has written to the chief ministers of all four provinces for recommendations and feedback.
The draft bill made its way to the Sindh Minister for Religious Affairs Abdul Haseeb, and Ahmed said that he and the minister had proposed amendments that would strengthen protection and ensure no one was forced to convert their faith.
Ahmed said that the draft could be given to the MPAs to provide feedback to the federal government as well.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2012.