ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly on last day of the budget session called upon the federal and provincial governments to apprehend and prosecute the culprits involved in recent escalation in violence against women and men on the pretext of honour.

“We the members of National Assembly call upon the government to apprehend culprits involved in violence against women and men on the pretext of honour,” says a resolution passed at the fag end of proceedings moved by PPP’s MNA Nafeesa Shah.

The lawmakers strongly condemned the brutal, inhuman, horrific incident of burning and murdering of young women in various parts of Pakistan. They rejected all manners of cultural, social or religious justifications for such acts and recognised that the existing laws are inadequate to punish the culprits who commit offences on the basis of honour.

Earlier, MQM’s Farooq Sattar informed the house that renowned Qawali singer Amjad Sabri was killed in a gun attack. “It is a planned conspiracy which needs to be exposed, as MQM has been indicating such incidents,” Sattar said, adding that Amjad Sabri was like a member of MQM.

Minister of State for Interior Baligh ur Rahman, responding to him, said that renowned Qawali singer Amjad Sabri was national asset of Pakistan and his killing would be thoroughly investigated.