Minority rights

Source: ET

The rights — or rather the lack of them — of the small but diverse groups of religious minorities in Pakistan has once again come to the attention of the Supreme Court (SC). On June 4, the apex court inquired whether provincial and federal authorities were formulating any legislation to ensure the representation of minorities in government jobs as per Article 36 of the Constitution. The SC was hearing a suo-motu case on the Peshawar church bombing in which 83 died and 130 were injured. The SC heard that despite the commitment of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that an ‘endeavour fund’ valued at Rs100 million would be set up, thus far not a single rupee has gone to the victims. The bench sought an answer from the K-P government by June 16 — and we hope this move will mean some progress in the matter.

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