Indian Seraiki delegation denied visas
MULTAN: A 40-member Hindu Seraiki-speaking delegation could not attend the International Seraiki Conference held under the aegis of the Pakistan Seraiki Party (PSP) which began on Saturday because they were denied no objection certificates by the Interior and Foreign Affairs ministry for the issuance of visas. PSP Chief Taj Muhammad Khan Langah said the delegation was invited to attend the conference from India. However, the Pakistani High Commission in Delhi did not entertain visa demands.
HRCP condemns ATC’s acid-burning sentence: A lawyer for the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Rashid Rehman Khan, said on Saturday that the sentence delivered by Bahawalpur Anti-terrorism Court Judge Syed Afzal Sharif Kazmi to blind a man by pouring acid in his eyes was inhuman. Commenting on the judgement, Mr Khan said that courts were not made to take revenge on criminals but to reform them and discourage crime by giving out punishments.