Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday has constituted a committee headed by former Chief Justice Tasaddaq Hussain Jilani for safeguarding rights of minorities.

A three-member bench of the court, led by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, heard the case about rights of minorities in Islamabad today.

The court directed that the committee should have representatives of the federation and provinces.

Meanwhile, a three-member bench of the apex court, headed by the Chief Justice, also heard a case relating to assets abroad of Pakistani nationals.

Attorney-general informed the court that 895 Pakistanis have assets abroad. Of them, affidavits have been obtained from 642 and affidavits from 253 others are awaited.

He sought two weeks time for further action in the matter and the court adjourned the hearing till 25th of this month.