PRESIDENT Zardari has done well to take notice of the incident in Toba Tek Singh where the locals set on fire several houses belonging to the Christian community on the alleged charge that some among its members had been engaged in blasphemous activities. He has ordered a probe and asked the provincial government to see to it that the rights of minorities are fully protected and that the law enforcement agencies should remain vigilant and no one should be allowed to take the law into their hands. In the past, indeed there have been occasions where the blasphemy was committed just for the sake of it. Yet at the same time, one cannot ignore the fact that there has also been an element of exaggeration about such cases: more often than not, they are based on trumped up charges because the attackers had some score to settle with the victims. The present unenviable status of minorities and their vulnerability to various extremist sections in the country are in sharp contrast with Quaid-i-Azam's vision of the nation, who categorically stated that minorities would have equal citizenry rights in Pakistan. Moreover, the country being an Islamic entity must all the more focus on protection of minorities' rights because in Islamic history the minorities have lived comfortably under Muslim rule.