New Christian divorce bill to be table in NA

Shireen Mazari says Human Rights Ministry is planning to table a new Christian Divorce Bill in the National Assembly
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Mazari says Human Rights Ministry has drawn up new Christian Divorce Bill

Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari has said that his ministry is planning to table a new Christian Divorce Bill in National Assembly while ensuring the implementation of minorities’ marriage and divorce laws. ati

She revealed this while talking to the representative delegation of Christian and Hindu communities in a meeting held to discuss the laws and rules for protection of minority rights. Members of the delegation also gave suggestions in this regard.

The ministry also briefed the delegation about the implementations of laws, policy and measures. Mazari said that concrete steps have been taken through comprehensive strategy to protect the rights of minorities living in Pakistan. “Pakistan’s constitution guarantees the protection of human rights including the rights of minorities,” said the minister.

“All the minorities in the country had religious freedom and complete security,” said Mazari adding that minorities in Pakistan are enjoying complete freedom as equal citizens of the beloved nation.

Federal Secretary Rabiya Javeri Agha and other officials of the Human Rights Ministry also attended the meeting in which matters pretaining to the rights of minorities including the laws and rules for their protection also came under discussion.

Members of the delegation appreciated the plans of government especially the Ministry of Human Rights for the “Protection and promotion of rights of minorities” and assured their full support in this regard.