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National Harmony Committee constituted

July 29, 2017

Lahore: Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu has said a committee, National Harmony Committee, has been constituted. 

Human Rights, Auqaf, Information and Culture, Religious Affairs departments and different other departments will be part of the committee, the minister said while chairing a meeting regarding celebrations of 11th August as Minority Day at Human Rights Office at National Tower, Lahore. 

Minority MPA Tariq Gill, Human Right Deputy Secretary Syed Hammad, Javaid Willium, Javaid Khan from Noulakha Church and others attended the meeting. The minister said that the chief minister had nominated him as convener. 

He directed those concerned to devise a comprehensive plan for celebrations with the collaboration of all leaders of church. He said that bishops, the scholars of Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus should also be part of the celebrations. He said that the chief minister wanted that an event should be held at Aiwane Iqbal, Lahore, due to expected huge participants of communities. He directed that to make the event memorable, letters also be sent to all deputy commissioners of the province. 

PCSW: Punjab Commission on the Status of Women has condemned and taken notice of a 10-year old girl given as Vani in Layyah.

PCSW  Chairperson Fauzia Viqar stated that society must condemn all customary practices that promote all forms of violence against women.

Furthermore, she stated, that PCSW was vigorously pursuing all cases in which women were victimised, and would do everything in its power to rid Punjab of the evils. She also said that the Punjab government had a zero-tolerance policy against any sort of discriminatory practices against women. She said social development was possible with full participation of women.