Christians protest against Pak lawmaker for occupying church
People belonging to the Christian community held a protest demonstration against a Pakistani lawmaker Malik Iftikhar belonging to PML-N for occupying a church with the help of armed hooligans.
Rawalpindi: People belonging to the Christian community held a protest demonstration against a Pakistani lawmaker Malik Iftikhar belonging to PML-N for occupying a church with the help of armed hooligans.
Robinson Community Development Ministries (RCDM) organised the demonstration that was led jointly by former federal minister for minorities Colonel (r) SK Tressler, Pastor Samson Bhatti and Pastor of Chapel Zafar Mall.
The participants marched from Gordon College’s Chapel to the office of Rescue-15, where the demonstration turned into a public meeting.
Holding banners, posters and placards inscribed with statements for protection of places of worship, the participants were chanting slogans against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, police high ups and district administration.
They also kept singing religious songs during the march, the Daily Times reports.
Addressing the gathering, Tressler demanded that Chief Justice of Pakistan take suo motu notice of the matter.
He alleged that country’s majority of politicians were criminals, who do not even observe the sanctity of holy places.
Robinson Asghar said that Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif should dismiss the lawmaker and his brother Malik Ibrar, who is also a MNA from PML-N.
He also asked Punjab government to take action against SP Zarat Kyani and DSP Malik Tanveer as well as high officials of Revenue Department for making alteration in the official record.