As different ethnic communities make demands for a new province of their own, the Christians have also jumped on to the bandwagon.
Nazir S Bhatti of the Pakistan Christian Congress put up a demand for a separate province for the Christians living in the Punjab.
Bhatti said in a press statement that his community was being victimised. “Religious hatred and extremism is on the rise in Punjab the properties and lives of Christians are not safe anymore.”
Bhatti said the congress has been demanding the formation of a separate province since 1992 and demanded that it should be included in the 20th Amendment draft resolution.
He said that Quaid-e-Azam had called for equal rights for all the religious minorities of the country, but today they were treated as second class citizens.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 10th, 2012.
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