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Senate HR Committee dismisses Masjid Nabvi issue after minister’s warning

May 16, 2022 09:24 PM


On the warning of not participating in the meeting, the Human Rights Committee of the Senate on Monday dismissed the issue of the Masjid-e-Nabvi incident.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, in the meeting, Federal Minister for Human Rights Waleed Iqbal requested the committee to close the matter as the incident was done in Saudi Arabia.
The minister said the Islamabad High Court has already ruled on this matter and has barred the police from registering FIR so this agenda should be ended here.
He further added that this is a sensitive issue and if there is further discussion on it, he will not attend the committee meeting. On this, the committee dismissed the issue.
Earlier, an official of the Foreign Office told the committee that a total of 9 Pakistani nationals have been arrested by the Saudi government and has not given consular access to meet the detainees.
They confirmed that the Pakistani embassy located in Jeddah is looking into the matter of approaching the detainees but has not yet received consular access.
On the matter, the Additional AIG Punjab Police informed the committee that the FIR registered in Faisalabad was related to a youth who belongs to a religious party and has a business of scrap. While the FIR registered in Attock on the same issue was registered by a lawyer Qazi Tariq.
Chairing the committee meeting Senator Waleed Iqbal said the Islamabad High Court has not only barred the registration of FIR against the Masjid-e-Nabvi incident but also declared the political use of religion as wrong so such act should be stopped.
The committee also expressed concern over the targeted killings of Sikh traders in Peshawar and observed a minute's silence on the targeted killings of them.



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