Bilawal Zardari takes notice of threats to Sindh minorities MPAs

Published: May 19, 2012

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari calls Sindh Chief Minsiter Qaim Ali Shah, requests more protection for PPP MPAs. PHOTO: NNI/FILE

KARACHI: Minorities  members of Sindh Assembly, Saleem Khursheed Khokhar and Pitamber Sewani contacted Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and briefed him about the threats that they had received from some extremist elements.

According to the sources of PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, taking notice of the threats to PPP MPAs, called Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday and discussed the matter with him. Following the discussion, the Sindh Chief Minister ordered additional security to be deployed at the residences of the MPAs besides providing them proper police escort for their security.

According to a letter written by Shah to additional secretary of Sindh Home Ministry, directives were issued for a police escort to be assigned to the two MPAs. Security agencies have also been asked to monitor suspicious activities. The two MPAs have also been requested to limit their public movements on security grounds.

The two MPAs had said they were receiving death threats for raising their voice over the forced conversion of Rinkle Kumari, and the alarming trend of forced conversions and forced marriages of girls and women belonging to minority religions.

On Friday, Amnesty International too had called for urgent action to extend protection to the under-threat MPAs.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Suraj
    May 19, 2012 - 9:08PM

    Let’s see what he can do for minorities of volatile Pak..

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  • Brajanarayan
    May 19, 2012 - 9:43PM

    What Mr Bilawal can do? What security agencies can do, when the conscience is lost and replaced by fanatism! How can any sane society think of forced marriage and forced conversion? If it is not a fact, how can there be smoke, without fire? Why cann’t the whole society fight unitedly against this injustice? How can the people bringing this to light will be at risk of their lives? Are we living in 21st century or stone age. Even stone age had probably a better social order.

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  • KiJ
    May 19, 2012 - 9:51PM

    who is this bilawal guy?

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  • Parvez
    May 21, 2012 - 12:08AM

    When Salman Taseer was murdered Bilawal made a statement that was sensible and courageous and then nothing, there was one big silence. This time he has been routed through Qaim Ali Shah who has beefed up security for the MPA’s. That’s like shooting an elephant with a pea shooter.

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  • May 25, 2012 - 8:07PM

    Thanks
    Mr.Chairman PPP
    Welldone and very Good.

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