Protest: PTI condemns demolition of church wall

PTI Punjab president Ejaz Chaudhry says PTI will protect religious places of minority communities.


Our Correspondent December 13, 2013
PTI Punjab president Ejaz Chaudhry. PHOTO: ONLINE

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday joined a protest demonstration over the demolition of the boundary wall of St Francis School and church in Anarkali.

“This [St Francis School] is one of the oldest religious and cultural places in Anarkali… The government’s move disregards the rights of minorities,” PTI Punjab president Ejaz Chaudhry said.

Chaudhry said the PTI would protect the religious places of minority communities.

MPA Shanila Rout said she had raised the issue in the provincial assembly. She alleged that the government planned to give away the land to a mafia for construction of a commercial plaza.

She said the PTI would stage more protests if the boundary wall was not restored.

PTI Information Secretary Andleeb Abbas and Arch Bishop Sebastian Shaw were also present on the occasion.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 13th, 2013.

COMMENTS (8)

aaaaa | 7 years ago | Reply

This would be way more believable if PTI had also condemned TTP for attacking a church in Peshawar. As it is, just seems political manoeuvring to criticise the government.

Falcon | 7 years ago | Reply

Good to see PTI speaking out on the rights of minorities.

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