During a protest rally taken out by the Christian community in Sadiqabad, speakers demanded that the government should ensure protection of the Christians, adding that if the government had made proper security arrangements in and around the church, the untoward incident would not have taken place.

“We always worked diligently for the national integrity. Terrorists belong to no religion and they are killers of humanity. We condemn terrorist activities against the Muslims and especially against the Peshawar church bombing,” said the speakers addressing the protest rally. It started from Christian Colony and culminated at Railways Station after passing through Jamaldin Wali Road, Hospital Road, Link Road and other main city roads. Carrying

banners and placards inscribed with their demands and chanting slogans, the hundreds of protesters also included women and children.

At the Railways Station, Christian leaders Priest Sultan Mehmood, Phillips Franscis, Saleem Bhatti, Aftab Bahtti, and labourers’ leader Abbas Taj addressed the rally participants. The speakers held the government responsible for the terrorist attacks at the Peshawar  church. They said that the government had failed to provide the Pakistani people with security of life and property. The Pakistani Constitution and the law provide protection for the minorities communities, they said. They said that the Peshawar carnage had refreshed the memories of the attack on Joseph Colony Lahore.

“The victims of the Peshawar  attack are enemies of nobody. The suicidal attacks on the Christians busy in worship in the church is regrettable and an inhuman act. We demand that the government should take affective measures to stop terrorist activities across the country and protection for all the minority communities especially the Christians.” they said. They further demanded the perpetrators of the Peshawar carnage should be brought to book. On the occasion, the rally was escorted by a heavy contingent of police.

SHO THREATENS JOURNALIST: For exposing police claims of controlling crime and corruption, Manthar Police Station House Officer Abdul Hameed has alleged threatened journalist Munir Bhai of dire consequences.

“I will do whatever I want. Whosoever publishes news items against me, he would have to face the music,” the SHO threatened the media person. “A number news items have been appeared in the national dailies regarding the “SHO’s corruption, misbehaviour with complainants and torturing innocent people but the police high-ups are playing a role of silent spectators, regretted the local social and political circles. They also demanded that the district police officer of Rahim Yar Khan should take a stern action against the SHO.