ISLAMABAD: The bill for increasing minority representation in the national and provincial assemblies was unanimously passed by the Federal Cabinet and is expected to be tabled in the next National Assembly session, Minister of State for Interfaith Harmony Akram Masih Gill said.
Gill expressed hope that the bill for increasing minority representation will be tabled in the National Assembly (NA) session commencing on September 3.
Talking to Voice of America (VOA), he said the Government of Pakistan has decided to increase minority seats in the national as well as provincial assemblies and the Federal Cabinet had approved the bill unanimously.
He said the Ministry of Law had submitted the bill in the Federal Cabinet.
Gill said the feeling of insecurity and deprivation that minorities feel will be addressed through increasing their representation in the assemblies, adding that minorities would get more developmental funds through their representatives.