Prophethood provision not omitted from t Election Bill 2017: Law Minister


Islamabad, Oct 3 (TNS): Minister for Law Zahid Hamid informed the National Assembly on Tuesday that the provision regarding finality of the Prophethood has not been omitted from the Election Bill 2017.

Speaking on a point of clarification about misinformation on the social media, he said that the government cannot even think of deleting this provision.

He said only the oath taking form for the candidate has been made simple, but the provision regarding Khatm-e-Nabuwat has not been changed at all.

Regarding another point, the Law Minister said the Election Bill 2017 has not been passed in isolation. He also rejected the impression that the bill has been passed to benefit a specific person.

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmed  informed the National Assembly that directions are being sent to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to restore internet service in Balochistan.

He was responding to a Calling Attention Notice moved by Naseema Hafeez Panezai and others regarding closure of internet services in districts Killa Abdullah, Pishin, Kech, Panjgur, Dalbandin and Kharan due to security concerns.

The Minister said the facility should be restored as security situation has improved in the province.