Standing committee: Panel ‘glossing over’ minority issues

There has been no meeting for the last seven months, says PPP's Ramesh Lal

Our Correspondent December 17, 2014


Two perturbed members of the National Assembly representing minorities complained on Tuesday that the Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony had not discussed issues being faced by minorities even once.

“There has been no meeting for the last seven months,” said Ramesh Lal from the PPP, adding that issues pertaining to minorities have not once been discussed.  Lal referred to the Kot Radha Kishan incident, and the Daharki incident in which a 12-year-old girl Anjali Kumari was subjected to forced conversion. “I have told Khursheed Shah that I am ready to resign from this committee which never takes up our issues.”

Lal’s views were endorsed by Bhawan Das, another representative of minorities from the ruling PML-N.  Both members asked the committee for a briefing on issues related to minorities which was accepted by committee Chairman Hafiz Abdul Karim.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 17th, 2014.



Avinash | 6 years ago | Reply

I am not sure about the truth of Ramesh Lal but i am revealing that where he was during the Rinkle Kumari case he is not representing the minorities i am also belonging to his city Shahdadkot while he never took the serious notice against the culprits when Larkana Temple was burning then obviously he was not there. Shame on these representatives i am here to solute the other Ministers who always stands with us Like Mir Nadir Khan Magsi and so many people except these unidentified people.

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