Christmas Spirit: Imran Khan urged to reschedule Karachi rally

Human rights organization requests Imran Khan to change date of Karachi rally as it clashes with Christmas.


Express November 24, 2011

LAHORE: A rights organisation has asked Imran Khan to reschedule Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) rally in Karachi on December 25 so as not to disturb Christmas celebrations.

The Centre for Human Rights Education Pakistan wrote to the PTI chief stating that by holding a rally on December 25, he would deprive his Christian supporters of the chance to participate.

The letter said that large gatherings would disturb the festivities. “It is also likely to deprive the Christians of the chance to participate in the political process,” it said. “Since PTI is being seen as an emerging mainstream party, it should consider and recognise the multireligious, multiethnic and multilinguistic nature of Pakistani society.” The letter said changing the date of the rally would send a positive message to religious minorities. “PTI should also announce its policy ... to arrest discrimination and persecution of minorities”, said the Centre’s letter.

 

Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2011.

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zeeshan | 9 years ago | Reply its just a propaganda and Our christian community is mature enough to not perk their ears on it
Asad | 9 years ago | Reply

@xOYA: Christians attend their Church on midnight Christmas (December 24 night). This Jalsa will happen in December 25 evening, so this Jalsa in no way will harm Christian celebrations and beliefs.

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