LAHORE           -       Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired the 33nd meeting of the provincial cabinet at his office in Lahore on Tuesday.

Following the meeting, Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chauhan briefed the media persons about the decisions taken by the provincial cabinet. He said that Punjab Cabinet in its 33rd session approved the Protection of Islam Act 2020. The implementation of this Act will make it possible to completely eliminate offensive or blasphemous content. He said that publication of books or any material which is against the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), their Companions, the Righteous Caliphs, the Mothers of the Believers and the Ahl el-Bayt would be completely banned.

Punjab Cabinet unanimously passed a resolution expressing full confidence in the leadership of Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. Provincial Law Minister Raja Basharat presented resolution and said that journey of real development of Punjab will continue under enthusiastic leadership of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. He said that a historic step has been taken today to curb sectarianism and provocation in the country.

He said that act is very important for the protection of the Holy Prophet. He said that Department of Information and Culture will ensure the performance of administrative matters regarding the registration and regulation of books.