Pakistan’s Foreign Office says that acts of intolerance and violence like the unfortunate incident in Jaranwala are unacceptable to the morals of Pakistani society.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office says that acts of intolerance and violence like the unfortunate incident that took place in Faisalabad ‘s Jaranwala Tehsil last week are unacceptable to the morals of Pakistani society.
When the Foreign Office officials were questioned about the statements issued by the governments of some countries regarding this incident, the spokesperson of the Foreign Office, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, said in her response that such acts of intolerance and violence are unacceptable to the Pakistani society. are.’
Section 144 was imposed in Faisalabad in view of the tense situation after churches and Christian community houses were damaged last Wednesday (August 16) in response to alleged blasphemy in Jaranwala tehsil of Faisalabad district of Punjab. .
After this incident of alleged blasphemy, the protesters surrounded a Christian settlement and vandalized it and burnt the church, after which a heavy contingent of police and Rangers were deployed in the area while two Christian youths were charged with blasphemy. A case was registered under
In a statement issued on Sunday night, the spokesperson of the Foreign Office further said that ‘We reiterate what we have said before. The Faisalabad incident is a sad and condemnable incident which has hurt the sentiments of Christians across Pakistan. This incident has been strongly condemned by the leadership of Pakistan and the entire Pakistani society.
He said that the path for justice has been paved. The government of Pakistan will not rest until those responsible for these heinous acts are caught and brought to justice. This incident has also revived the interfaith dialogue of tolerance and mutual respect and understanding in Pakistan.’
After the incident on August 16, various countries, including the United States, expressed concern over the intolerance towards the Christian community.
EU Ambassador Raina Cuenca also issued a statement and said that there are disturbing reports from Jadranwala. We demand restoration of law and order.’
Britain’s Minister of State for Asia, Tariq Ahmed, said in his statement, “We are concerned about the violence against the Christian community in the city of Jaranwala in Punjab, and those responsible should be brought to justice.” All citizens of Pakistan should have the freedom to worship without fear of persecution.’
On the other hand, caretaker chief minister of Punjab province, Mohsin Naqvi, said that both the main suspects of the Jarnawala incident have been taken into custody.
Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi made this announcement on social media website X on Thursday night.
In his statement, Mohsin Naqvi said that both the main suspects of the Jaranwala incident are in the custody of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD).
Earlier, Pakistan Army Chief General Asim Munir said on the situation arising after the alleged blasphemy incident in Jaranwala Tehsil of Faisalabad District of Punjab that no one will be allowed to take the law into their hands.
According to the Public Relations Department of the Pakistan Army, the Army Chief had said on Thursday in his address to the participants of the ISPR Internship Program that ‘Jardanwala incident is sad and intolerable.’
Army Chief General Asim Munir said that ‘all citizens of Pakistan are equal, regardless of religion.’
He said that the perpetrators of such crimes will be brought to justice.
Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan Anwarul Haq Kakar also condemned the incident and expressed solidarity with the victims.
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar wrote on X (formerly Twitter) about the incident: ‘I am deeply shocked by the scenes emerging from Jardanwala. Strict action will be taken against those who violate the law and target minorities. All law enforcement agencies have been asked to nab the culprits and bring them to justice. Be sure that the government of Pakistan stands with its citizens on the basis of equality.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi: Rajiv Gandhi’s political life ended in a very cruel way
Rajiv Gandhi’s wife Sonia Gandhi said that Rajiv Gandhi’s political career ended in a brutal manner, but he achieved many achievements including women empowerment in such a short time.
Sonia Gandhi said that her government reduced the voting age from 21 years to 18 years.
Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday that the country’s former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi achieved innumerable achievements during his short political career, which ended in a very “brutal way”. He said this while addressing a program at the 25th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award ceremony. Late Rajiv Gandhi’s wife Sonia Gandhi said the former PM’s political career ended in a “very cruel way”, but he achieved many achievements, including women empowerment, in the short time he spent serving the nation.
“Rajiv Gandhi achieved many achievements in a short time”
“Rajiv Gandhi’s political career ended in a brutal way, but he achieved many achievements in such a short time. He was very sensitive to the diversity of the country. He had to serve the country Whatever time he got to do, he achieved countless achievements.
Along with this he said that he wanted the empowerment of women.” So he fought for 1/3rd reservation of women in panchayats and municipalities. If today, more than 15 lakh elected women representatives in rural And in urban bodies, it is only because of the hard work and foresight of Rajiv Gandhi.Sonia Gandhi said that her government also reduced the voting age from 21 years to 18 years.
Let us tell you that Rajiv Gandhi took command of the Congress in 1984 after the assassination of his mother and the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984 . After taking office in October 1984, he became the youngest Prime Minister of India at the age of 40. He served as the Prime Minister of India till 2 December 1989. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991 at an election campaign rally.