ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Human Rights Cell requested Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Friday to take suo motu notice of the demolition of minarets in an Ahmadi place of worship in Punjab.
Expressing concern over incidents where religious minorities are being denied their rights to religious freedom in different parts of the country, the PPP Human Rights Cell demanded an intervention from the apex court on the matter.
In a statement issued by the PPP Human Rights Cell’s central coordinator Nafisa Shah, it was pointed out that the Kharian police had demolished an Ahmadi place of worship on June 11. “The matter is not confined to razing of the Ahmadi places of worship but other minorities are also facing persecution in Pakistan,” the statement added.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 14th, 2012.