PATTOKI: LEAD Chief receives death threats, as he actively aids the victims of Kasur incident.
As CIP has learned, the incident took place on 23rd of June, 2013 at about 01:30 pm. LEAD Director, Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill was reportedly threatened by three unknown armed men when he was coming back home with his friend from Pattoki to Bhai Pheru after meeting with the traumatized family of Village Sereser Chak.No21.
LEAD Chief has been threatened, as an aftermath of a heart rendering incident. On 3rd of June, 2013; a mob broke into house of a Christian family and forcibly brought three women in the street stripping them off of their clothes and making them parade in the street on gunpoint.
According to a source, on the night of June 3rd after 11 pm when the male members of the affected family were attending to their jobs. A mob armed with weapons and sticks broke in their house. The women were sleeping in the house along with their in-laws Sadiq Masih and Rani Bibi. When the assailants invaded the house they rummage around for sons of Sadiq Masih, checking all the rooms and throwing their belongings about. When they could not find his sons they started beating the daughters-in-law. The invaders then took the three Christian women out into the street where the lights were on and tore their clothes off. They then started shouting to attract the attention of the people nearby. Nobody dared to stop them as the attackers were holding weapons.
The following day, Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill, National Director of LEAD (Legal Evangelical Association Development) was contacted by the Rev. Saleem Gill to provide legal aid and assistance to the careworn family. Subsequently, Advocate Gill visited the victims and compiled the details of the case and approached the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Pattoki. Accordingly an FIR was registered against the alleged landlord and his henchmen under numbers 231/13 of Section of 452, 354, 337/FI, 149,148 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
“We were forcibly at gunpoint stopped at Bypass Multan road and threatened to kill and they open fir in air, I am confused that they did not tell any thing else they just terrified us by their deadly act”, Gill said.
A petition has been filed on 24th of June, 2013 by LEAD on behalf of the affected Christian family, in Pattoki Court for immediate arrest of the allegedly accused landlord and accomplice.
“We are not cowards, we will not stop to do which we were assigned by Jesus to do and to fulfil His Mission in Pakistan”, added Gill.