SC seeks report from govt over protection of minorities’ rights

Daily Times: ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a detailed report from four provincial advocates general and attorney general of Pakistan regarding the implementation of its verdict regarding the protection of minorities’ rights.

 

The court fixed for hearing suo moto case on Kot Radha Kishan incident and issued notices to district and regional police officers. It asked the Punjab IGP and Minority Affairs secretary to submit their reports within three days. A three-member bench of the top court headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk and comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Mushir Alam, while issuing notices to provincial advocates general and attorney general of Pakistan, directed submission of detailed reports related to the implementation of apex court directives of June 19 for the protection of the rights of the minorities respectively during the next hearing of the case.

 

During the hearing the of the case Hindu Council Chairman Dr Rameesh Kumar appeared before the top court and pleaded that the court verdict of June 19 regarding the rights protection of minorities has not yet been implemented by the federal and provincial governments. He also told the apex court that many issues and problems faced by the minorities would have been resolved if the top court directives were followed and implemented by the authorities. He added that none of the authorities heeded to the problems faced by the minority communities.

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