A legislative body of Upper House of parliament on Monday directed the ministry of National Heritage and Culture to ensure women and minorities quota in all key posts of the ministry.
The directions were given during a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on National Heritage and Culture, which held today at Parliament House while Senator Afnan Ullah Khan was on chair.
Discussing details of vacant posts at the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture; the Committee directed the Ministry to provide domicile details of employees. Members of the Committee also directed the ministry that quotas may be provided for women and minorities on key posts in the Ministry as well.
Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Senator Khalida Ateeb, Senator Keshoo Bai, Senator Palwasha Mohammad Zai Khan, Senator Rubina Khalid, Senator Falak Naz, Senator Irfan-ul-Haq Siddiqui, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed and senior officers of the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture along with its attached departments and agencies attended the meeting.
The meeting commenced with a detailed briefing on the functions and performance of the attached departments of the Ministry that included the Iqbal Academy, Pakistan; Aiwan e Iqbal Complex; Urdu Science Board; Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore.
Source: Pakistan Observer