Pak govt. urged to probe intimidation and violence against Christians
Islamabad, Mar. 21 : The Pakistan Christian Welfare Society (PCWS) has urged the government to take action against elements responsible for violence against Christians and other vulnerable groups in the country.
The PCWS said that terrorism perpetrated by miscreants against Christian community in Lahore was both condemnable and shameful because it was an un-Islamic, illegal and immoral offence against the Christian community in Pakistan, reports the Daily Times.
Members of the PCWS also expressed grief over the Badami Bagh incident where a mob of over 3000 persons ransacked and burnt down 150 houses belonging to Christians following an allegation that a Christian had committed an act of blasphemy against Prophet Mohammad.
The PCWS also demanded the government to compensate the victims as soon as possible.
PCWS spokesperson, Shahzad Anjum, said that the Christian community would continue to organize protest rallies against the Badami Bagh incident until the culprits are punished.
The PCWS called on the Supreme Court to investigate 'campaigns' of intimidation, threats and violence against Christians in Pakistan and to punish the culprits.