LAHORE: A PML-N leader and MNA accused of land grabbing in relation to the Badami Bagh incident.
A day after the arson, eminent Christian leaders including Bishop Akram Gill, the Bishop of Pakistan (Evangelical Christian Community) and Dr. Nazir S Bhatti the President of the Pakistan Christian Congress PCC, accused Malik Riaz of the PML-N of staging and leading the riot along with several PML-N workers. According to them, a day before the riot the accomplice threatened the Christian residents to evacuate the area in 24 hours else face their rage. These leaders also stated that the mastermind of this tragic episode is none other than Malik Riaz himself.
During the first hearing of the case, the Chief Justice remarked,” At the prima facie, it gives the impression of a land dispute, for which the Christians houses were evacuated before being set on fire”.