Sialkot: March 12, 2013. (PCP) The Christian leaders of Sialkot district here today addressing a press conference at the office of PAK Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship demanded adequate security for Christian in Pakistan.
press conference in a meeting Christian leaders focused on recent incidences of
violence against Christians in Joseph Colony in Badami Bagh, near
Christian leaders Dr. Emanuel Adil Ghouri, Professor Yousf Nyear,
and Pastors Javid Gull, Jhon Sana Uhlal and Daneal Zikrea strongly condemned the
terrorist attacks on the houses of poor Christians in that area.
blamed State and local government officials for failing to provide protection to
Christian families, homes and churches.
This is not the first time in
recent weeks that the government has failed to provide Christian citizens
protection. Those committing similar acts of aggression and violence against
Christians in Gojra and Shantinagar have been identified, but not
In Joseph Colony, nearly 178 houses were burned before the
police reached the area. Some police officers were suspended, but not
terminated, for their inaction in the face of citizen violence. These Christian
leaders stated dissatisfaction with government action and reporting of the
violence against Christians in Pakistan. If the government is serious about
protecting Christian life and property, laws and behaviour should reflect this.