Joseph Colony tragedy: Govt failed, says Imran Khan

PTI chief says Joseph Colony incident is the extreme example of inflicting misery.

Web Desk March 12, 2013
File photo of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: WASEEM NIAZ/EXPRESS

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chief Imran Khan criticised the government for failing in maintaining law and order situation as Joseph Colony was vandalised and burnt to the ground by a mob.

Talking to the media during a visit to Joseph Colony in Lahore, he said that it was a result of seat adjustment with extremist groups for getting into power.

“Whatever happened here was the extreme example of inflicting misery."

Imran said that the police had become ineffective. “Police is supposed to save the people, but Pakistani police is ineffective because of the political appointments.”

Last week, over 180 houses were burnt down in Joseph Colony by a mob which was incensed by alleged derogatory remarks against the Holy Prophet (pbuh) made by a Christian sanitary worker.

The Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the incident. During the first hearing, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, while quoting media reports, had said that the arson attack did not seem to have stemmed from a blasphemy case, instead a land occupation issue might have been the trigger.


Ahmadi muslim | 9 years ago | Reply

even though I know this comment wont get published like the dozen or so comments I left on this site but here goes...I can remember PTI workers protesting against ahmadis in a rally organised by the so called khatme nabuwat organisation, can Imran khan not be a hypocrite and control his workers or stop lying?

Bhatti | 9 years ago | Reply

@punjabi sher: OMG! Really? what else do you know..plz tell us.. u sound like an inside man. u must know things we dont.... looking forward to hear more from you.

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