Karachi : Police in Pakistan’s Sindh province have warned 13 lawmakers and a bureaucrat, who were part of the recently-passed Minorities Bill which criminalises forced conversions in the Muslim-majority country, that religious parties and defunct organisations could “harm” them.

The Sindh Assembly’s secretariat has asked the provincial police chief and the home department after a threat alert to provide security to 13 lawmakers, including three ministers, and a bureaucrat who were part of the team which drafted the Sindh Criminal Law (Protection of Minorities) Bill, 2015. Sindh Police’s special branch issued a threat alert, saying after the passage of the bill, the situation was quite tense and there was a threat to the life of Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA)s, particularly the members of the ‘Standing Committee’ on minorities’ affairs who considered the private bill, reports PTI.

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