Altaf Hussain expresses concern over blasphemy case

MQM chief calls Rehman Malik, says discrimination against religious minorities should be stopped.


Our Correspondent August 23, 2012

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief (MQM) Altaf Hussain, expressing sorrow over the recent blasphemy case filed against a Christian girl, called Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Thursday.

Hussain told Malik that such episodes are exacerbating the insecurity felt by religious minorities and such incidents needs to be stopped.

Malik, in turn, assured Hussain that the case will be resolved soon.

Earlier in August, Rimsha Masih, an 11-year-old reported to have Down Syndrome, was arrested for allegedly burning pages inscribed with verses from the Holy Quran. She was taken into custody in a low-income area of Islamabad on Thursday after a furious mob demanded she be punished.

However, recently a Christian activist, who met Rimsha, has seen a medical report which states that the girl has no mental illness.

Xavier William said that, “She was frightened and traumatized.”

COMMENTS (15)

Asok | 9 years ago | Reply

Altaf Hussain said nothing wrong or controversial about Jinnah. It is not controversial, except to bigots, to say that someone belongs to the Shia faith.

Yes, it is true that he is less likely to face the fate of Salman Taseer, since he lives in London. Nevertheless, taking up the side of Rimsha Masih so openly is a politically (if not physically) courageous act on his part, and for that we should praise him.

fasihul Haque khan | 9 years ago | Reply

most of the pakistani leaders are hypocrate >They have no clear concept of religion.Isalm is most powerful religion advises his follower to Live and let lothers live.I have regard for Altaf Hussain who talks about minorties particurly Shia ,Hindus and christianitt

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