ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Imran Khan strongly condemned the murder of Hindus in the Taluka Chak area of, Shikarpur.
In a statement released by the Party's Central Secretariat in Islamabad, Imran Khan said that the murders of Dr Ashok, Dr Naresh and Dr Ajeet Kumar mark a sad day for Pakistan. He asserted that PTI believes in the peaceful and harmonious co-existence of all religious and ethnic groups and an indiscriminate practice of the rule of law.
Khan also said that attempts to settle disputes in such a "barbaric manner" jeopardize the prospects of harmony in the society. He reiterated that abdication of governance by "the corrupt ruling mafia" had resulted in an increase in violence in society that needed to be curtailed.
He also condemned the role of the law-enforcement agencies that he believes side with the criminals and refrain from registering cases against the alleged assailants.
Imran Khan further stated that while an independent enquiry was a basic requisite, what is absolutely vital is that its findings are made public and the culprits are punished without any discrimination.
The incident took place on Monday in Chak town near Shikarpur city, 400 kilometres north of Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province.
Hindus make up less than two percent of the population of this Muslim nation of 175 million people.
The President of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Karachi division Syed Najmi Alam, General Secretary Saeed Ghani and Information Secretary Latif Mughal had also strongly condemned the killing of the doctors. They demanded the government and the chief justice to take notice of the targeting of Hindus in parts of Sindh.
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