The National Assembly on Friday passed a controversial resolution calling for the general public hanging of convicts found guilty of murdering and sexually abusing children with a majority vote.
The resolution was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan and gone by all lawmakers, except leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
PPP leader and former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf spoke against the choice and said the intensity of the punishment won't end in the reduction of such crimes.
He further stated that public hangings violate the laws of the United Nations (UN) as Pakistan may be a signatory of the UN Convention on the Rights of the kid .
Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry took to social media and strongly condemned the resolution.
“This is simply another grave act in line with brutal civilisation practices, societies act during a balanced way barbarianism isn't answer to crimes…… this is often another expression of extremism,” he wrote.
Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari also took to the micro-blogging website and clarified that the resolution passed wasn't a ‘govt-sponsored resolution but a private act’, adding that she also opposes the choice .
Referring to the improved security situation within the country, the minister lauded the trouble of all relevant stakeholders.
The minister of state for parliamentary affairs maintained that several steps are taken to guard the youth from any quite abuse, including the establishment of a toddler protection centre within the federal capital and ratification of laws like the Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Act.
“The back of the terrorists has been broken. there's no insurgency within the country today,” he added.
He also noted that the uk has relaxed its travel advisory for Pakistan, allowing its citizens to go to the country – including the Northern region.
Minister of State for States and Frontier Region Shehryar Khan Afridi further said that the present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan has passed a national anti-narcotics policy to regulate substance abuse , with the assistance of ‘Zindagi App’ to spread awareness about the results of drug use.