The National Assembly on Friday passed a resolution strongly condemning the molestation of a child in Nowshera.
The resolution was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan.
The resolution demanded death punishment and public hanging for those involved in the despicable incident.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has said that security situation stands improved in the country due to the collective efforts of all the relevant stakeholders.
He told the National Assembly during the question hour that the back of terrorists has been broken. He said there is no insurgency in the country today.
He said the UK has issued a travel advisory for Pakistan, allowing its citizens to visit the country including the northern areas. He expressed the confidence that other countries will also follow the suit.
The Minister of State said a number of steps have been taken for the protection of our children from different abuses.
For this purpose, a child protection center has also been established in the Federal Capital, besides enactment of laws such as Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Act.
He said those involved in cases of child abuse should be given exemplary punishment.
Minister of State for States and Frontier Region Shehryar Khan Afridi told the House that the present government has given a national anti-narcotics policy to check the menace of drug abuse. He said a “Zindagi App” has also been launched to create awareness amongst the youth about the hazards of the narcotics.
Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Sher Akbar Khan, Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Zain Qureshi told the house that domestic consumers of Malakand Division have been exempted of sales and income tax in utility bills up to 2023. He, however, said the tax is applicable to the industries of the division.
The House will now meet on Monday at 4 p.m.