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Bill tabled in NA proposes increase in representation of minorities

Published Dec 17, 2012 03:32pm

Federal Law Minister presented the 23rd Amendment bill in the National Assembly.—File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani government tabled the 23rd constitutional amendment in the National Assembly on Monday aimed at enhancing the representation of minorities in both national and provincial assemblies.

Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek presented the bill which proposes an addition of four minority seats in the National Assembly.

Similarly, the bill proposes an increase of three minority seats in the Sindh Assembly, two in Punjab Assembly, and one each in the Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial assemblies.