In Okara, rallies and protest demonstrations expressing their angst over the ruthless act terming it criminal slackness from the side of the Punjab’s provincial government were held by Pakistan Christian Congress – PCC, Christian rights and civil rights bodies.
Protest ignited against the confinement of constructing a church in Okara, demanding the state government to take strong measure for the safety of the local minorities.
Protest rally started on track from City Church Okara and concluded at Press Club, Okara. Protesters were holding banners and play card stipulating to endow Pakistani minorities with safe and secure place.
Dr. Nazir S Bhatti chief of PCC said Christian have been living in fright for a long time in Pakistan this happening shows that the government has been abortive to furnish the minorities the right to live. He said that all Christians should be sent to the Christian majority countries if you don’t allow them to build their worship places.
While addressing on the event, PPC representatives said that police neither provided them with safety measures nor they took ample measures for their safety. They said the Christian community and its worship places in Pakistan have become insecure due to the acts of a few extremist.
Christian rights activist, Basharat Khokher said that it is government’s duty to safeguard human lives and under article 25 of the Pakistan’s constitution, as all citizens are equal. He demanded that government should arrest those who are responsible for this incident and called for defense of the rights of the Christians.
Chairman of Sharing Life Ministries, Sohail John said that the government has failed to supply human sanctuary to the minorities in Pakistan. He said this is afar qualm that this is our battle and we will need to not only overtly fight it but own it instead of living in rebuff.
Christians appealed to the federal and provincial government to provide them with infallible security. They demanded end to terrorist activities.