A meeting was held in London regarding the persecution of Christians in Pakistan. Pakistani Christians met with the Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping and a senior leader of the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League (N)- Senator Kamran Michael.
During this meeting, says Taskeen Khan, a host of Glory TV says “We discussed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s vision of “Liberal and Democratic Pakistan.” Moreover, the possible functioning of this vision by means of the Pakistani Parliament was brought under consideration.
In addition to this, the attendees also discussed all likely ways in which the notorious blasphemy laws could be amended, while at the same time possibilities to alter the controversial Electoral system which has been causing much nuisance to the Christians in Pakistan.
Moreover, the Pakistani Christians have urged for a census, so that the exact population of Christians in Pakistan could be chalked out. Furthermore, regarding to the burning issue of the religion based persecution which the Christians have to face in Pakistan; few of the cases of such cases were discussed while the facts related to these incidents were shared.
The issues which were highlighted at this point included, the persecution of Christians in Punjab, rehabilitation of the victims of Youhanabad church bombings case and Aslam Pervaiz Sahotra release, the plight of Pakistani Christians seeking asylum in Thailand, alleged Church property sale and quite a few other issues.
At this occasion, Federal Minister Kamran Michael emphatically rejected involvement in the Thailand asylum seekers’ controversy and church property sale scandal.
Moreover, Kamran Michael expressed his vision for the religious minorities in the arenas of education and jobs allocated for them via special quota. He went on to ensure the attendees that he will robustly play his role to unravel the topical cases of persecution of Christians in Pakistan.
Towards the closing of this meeting, on behalf of the Government of Pakistan, a system of relations with the British Pakistani community and media by means of the Pakistan Christian Press Club UK was set up for future.