Commission on minorities rights, protection: SC directs govt to provide office in a week
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday directed the government to provide office for its constituted commission on minorities rights and protection in a week.
A two-member SC bench comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan heard the case regarding rights of the minorities.
During the course of proceedings, Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan said the apex court's 2014 verdict was not implemented yet.
He said the commission should act only in accordance with paragraph 37 of the judgment. The additional attorney general said office would be provided to the commission by next week.
He informed that a 2,500 square feet space in Evacuee Trust building would be provided to the commission.
Minorities leader Ramesh Kumar said all matters including the office had been brought to the notice of the prime minister.
Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan said the court was serious about the commission. The government should be thankful for the judicial decision, he added.
He said the protection of the rights of minorities was the job of the government. - APP