Ulema and Mushaikh Council formed to promote inter faith harmony: Minister of Religious Affairs


The Senate was informed on Friday that the National Ulema and Mushaikh Council have been formed to promote inter-faith and inter-sectarian harmony in the country.

Minister of State for Religious Affairs Pir Aminul Hasnat Shah told the House during a question hour that a curriculum committee has also been constituted to remove hate material from the syllabus of religious seminaries.

He said that festivals of different religions are also to be commemorated at the official level in order to promote harmony in the society.

Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael told the House that the present government has introduced different legislation including anti-rape and honour killing acts for the protection of women. He said, “We are not oblivious to the empowerment of women and all out efforts are being made to implement these laws in letter and spirit.”

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad told the House that work on Bhara Kahu Housing Scheme will soon be started and completed without further delay.

He said that the Election Commission of Pakistan has procured Electronic Voting Machines and that these machines will first be tested in by-elections of national and provincial assemblies as a pilot project.