American Pakistani Christians condemn statements of Pakistani ambassador in USA; Nazir S Bhatti
01 Jan 2009
Philadelphia: December 31, 2008. Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC has strongly condemned statement of Pakistani ambassador in USA that Christians are enjoying equal rights in Pakistan.
In a New Year dinner to American Pakistani Christians hosted by Pakistani ambassador who was extremist Muslim and member of Jamat-e-Islami Pakistan turned to be moderate Muslim made statement that Christians are enjoying equal rights in Pakistan.
Nazir Bhatti said “It is shameful for American Pakistani Christians to attend dinner of Pakistani ambassador because these Christians were asylum seekers in USA against persecution on religion in Pakistan”
“If Samuel Mall and Anjum Bhatti who made statements on dinner of Pakistan Embassy in USA on New Year think that Christians have equal rights in Pakistan then they must abandon their asylum and go back to Pakistan” added Nazir Bhatti
People like Samuel Mall and Anjum Bhatti are agents of Pakistani establishment who were granted asylum but they are supposed to go back to Pakistan when they laud minority rights in Pakistan in presence of Pakistani ambassador.
Pakistani Christians are treated as second-class citizens and blasphemy laws are hanging like sword on their necks.
The Christian women are abducted and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan. The Christian youth is denied equal right in job opportunity.
Nazir Bhatti said “ PCC demands US Justice Department to review cases of American Pakistani Christians who were granted asylum in USA on their persecution in Pakistan but now they declare that Christians have equal rights in Pakistan and enjoying religious freedom. Such asylum seekers must go back to Pakistan because they claim that there is no more persecution in Pakistan”
Nazir Bhatti said that few Christians who were low profile leaders in Pakistan like Samuel Mall and Anjum Bhatti are damaging cause of Christians and performing duty of agents of Pakistani embassy and their statements are not true index of situation of Christians in Pakistan.
Christians in Pakistan are being persecuted and there is no social justice in Muslim dominated society in Pakistan
PCC condemn statement of Pakistani ambassador that Christians are enjoying equal rights in Pakistan because Christians are suffering genocide in Pakistan.
Nazir Bhatti said “PCC will file memorandum with UNO to grant refugee status to Christian on constitutional genocide of Christians in Pakistan”