LAHORE: The Badami Bagh carnage is yet another shameful tragedy that Punjab has witnessed. This is the latest in a series of such tragedies targeting our Christian compatriots and has regrettably happened under the watch of the all-powerful chief minister of Punjab.
Whatever the reason, it seems that protecting the rights of minorities has not been one of his top priorities. Had he dealt with this a few years earlier, even with half of the vitality he has so ably displayed in completing the Metro Bus project in Lahore, the Badami Bagh tragedy could have been averted.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 12th, 2013.