Senator Danesh Kumar on Tuesday lamented during a joint session of Parliament that there was not a single non-Muslim minister in the Parliament, questioning why no ruling was being issued on the matter.
In an impassioned speech during a joint session of Parliament, Senator Kumar asked why there was no minister from any of Pakistan’s many religious minorities in the 75-member cabinet. He said not even 1% of the employees of the NA, let alone ministers, are non-Muslim.
“Do you not think there are any capable people amongst the religious minorities? Can they not sit here instead of Ahsan Iqbal, or Khwaja Asif?” he thundered, adding that it was an ‘incredible cruelty’. He then directed the attention of the speaker, informing him that even the important Legislative Assembly minorities were being neglected, and asking him how he could let such a violation take place.
The senator further went on to say that the situation was so dire that even the employees of government-run Hindu temples and Gurdwaras were Muslims instead of Hindus. “If you decide to employ a Hindu caretaker in a mosque one day, it will create a huge fiasco; so they why are we being subjected to this injustice?” he asked.