NA adopts resolution condemning mob-lynching incidents

The National Assembly today (Sunday) adopted a resolution, strongly condemning the horrific and tragic incidents of mob-lynching in different parts of the country. The resolution moved by Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar said this House believes that the right to life is the most cherished right as enshrined in the constitution of Pakistan. It said every person is to be dealt with in accordance with law and not otherwise. This House takes serious notice of the recent mob-lynching of our citizens accused of offences in Swat and Sargodha. It is noted with grave concern that such incidents have recently increased in different parts of the country, which cannot be tolerated in any civilized society. The House urged the federal and the provincial governments to ensure the safety and security of all the citizens, including religious minorities and other vulnerable segments of society. The House also demanded that the provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab should immediately take all necessary measures to ensure that persons involved in these incidents are identified, investigated and prosecuted under the relevant laws. The resolution expressed the expectation that the courts shall ensure immediate and speedy justice in these cases.