Call to protect minorities

By Our Correspondent
June 13, 2024
Violent mob gathers outside residence of man accused of committing blasphemy in Punjab's Sargodha district on May 25, 2024. — Screengrab via YouTube/Geo News

LAHORE : In an urgent appeal sent to Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, the Joint Action Committee for People’s Rights (JAC) has demanded immediate attention on the situation in Sargodha and other places vis-à-vis to address attacks on minorities and the apparent lack of enforcement of the writ of the law.


Irfan Mufti, JAC Convener, stated that in the past few days, the Christian community in particular faced intimidation and threats issued by individuals and groups following the gruesome killing of Nazir Masih in a mob violence.

The local Meesaq Centre of Sargodha police was approached for immediate action against the people issuing threats but police failed to respond promptly.