82 cases registered against loudspeakers’ misuse: report

Mosque Loudspeakers in Islamic Cairo (Egypt)

ISLAMABAD: Approximately 82 cases have been registered relating to misuse of loudspeakers in addition to 14 cases pertaining to distribution of hate content, reported a private media outlet.

This was revealed by a senior official from the Interior Ministry while giving a briefing to the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on Thursday.

Others accused are also said to be making provocative speeches. The NCM also seeks proposals for the start of a scholarship programme for non-Muslim children.

The commission was informed that the government was fully implementing the five percent quota reserved for monitories in government jobs.

The sixth meeting of National Commission for Minorities (NCM) deliberated the reconstitution of the commission, its chairperson, members, their tenure, perks and privileges, qualifications, and other aspects.

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf chaired the meeting which endorsed that the NCM should be autonomous.

The meeting was attended by MNA Asiya Nasir, Bishop of Lahore Irfan Jamil, Professor Mehrdad Yousaf, Allama Muhammad Asghar Khan Askari, the representatives of the interior, law, CADD, religious affairs, and high ranking officers of Council of Islamic Ideology (CII).