Minority rights: Top court to follow up on its June 19 order

Published: November 25, 2014
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Notice issued to Attorney General for Pakistan Salman Aslam Butt. STOCK IMAGE

Notice issued to Attorney General for Pakistan Salman Aslam Butt. STOCK IMAGE

ISLAMABAD: 

The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday (today) a case related to the non-implementation of its June 19 landmark judgment regarding protection of rights of minority communities.

A notice has been issued to Attorney General for Pakistan Salman Aslam Butt but his deputy, Sohail Mahmood, will appear before a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, which will take up the case.

On November 7, the top court had sent reminders to the prime minister, provincial chief ministers and chief secretaries, law ministry, establishment division, IGPs and others to submit their reports regarding measures they have taken for the implementation of its order. However, no report has been received as yet, a court official said.

Earlier, the AGP office had also dispatched letters to various ministries, seeking progress reports regarding measures they have taken for the implementation of the June 19 verdict. “Since the matter is likely to be fixed [for hearing] in near future, representatives of ministries should send their reports immediately,” read the AGP’s letter.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2014.

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