Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Ameer Engr Hafiz Naeemur Rehman on Friday visited Saint Patrick’s Church in Saddar where he met the minority leaders, particularly Bishop Benny Mario Travas. He expressed solidarity with them in the backdrop of the Jaranwala incident.
JI Karachi deputy chief Muslim Pervez, Minority Leader Younus Sohan Advocate, Deputy Secretary Information Sohaib Ahmed and others accompanied the JI leader during the meeting.
Hafiz Naeem expressed grief and sorrow over the tragedy and lambasted the government and authorities over their failure in maintaining the peace.
He demanded of the government to order a comprehensive inquiry of the incident and brought the culprits to full justice and ensure an exemplary punishment for them.
Later while talking to the media, he said that an Islamic state is responsible to ensure safety of lives and passions of all its citizens, including minorities. He further said that if some troublemakers created problems, the government and the institutions need to ensure that the troublemakers are brought behind the bars.
The JI leader said that Islam ensures equal rights for citizens.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th2023.
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