RAWALPINDI  – After the incident of Badami Bagh in Lahore, the security of the churches and Christian community has been increased to avoid any untoward incident in Rawalpindi.

Punjab Home Department has directed the district administration and police to beef up security of the Christian community and their worship places.

A senior police officer said additionqal police personnel have been deployed at churches and Christian community areas to ensure foolproof security to minorities in the garrison city.

He said after the gory incident of Badami Bagh, police have learned a lesson as the poor security arrangements could result in untoward incidents. It may be noted that the Christian communities across the country took out rallies against torching of over 100 houses of the Christians at Joseph Colony, Lahore after alleged blasphemous remarks.

On the other hand, Christian community talking to INP said that the prevailing law and order situation has made the Christian community further vulnerable to terrorist activities and crowded localities could be easily targeted by the miscreants if foolproof security arrangements are not made.