Homes of hundreds of Christian families bulldozed by police in Islamabad
27 May 2009
Islamabad: May 27, 2009. (PCP) The Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti is praising government and claiming Thanksgiving on lame duck Quota of 5% for minorities
when hundreds of Christian families are sleeping on green grass on roadside under open sky in capital city of Islamabad after demolition of their homes in Shehzad Town.
These displaced families are very close to office of Shahbaz Bhatti but he have not bothered to visit these families which are sleeping under sky with children, women and elders.
It is on record that Shahbaz Bhatti have not visited Christian IDP,s from Swat Valley nor issued and statement for their relief and discrimination in camps.
Only Human rights activist and one time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize J.Salik visited and showed solidarity with minorities families in Islamabad. He appealed Pakistan government to take a quick action to help these patriot nationals of country. J.Salik who is convener of World Minorities Alliance said that representatives of UNO must visit these IDPs.
These internal displaced persons belonging to unfortunate minority families are living as protest on a green belt in between a busy road of Islamabad. After a brutal police action here in capital city of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, hundreds of poor people living far below poverty line displaced from their transitory built homes and tents after an action by the local authorities, who bulldozed their homes here in Shehzad Town two weeks back on 18th instant. Now they’ll have to slum it and stay on 10 meter wide and one kilo meter long a green belt strip here until government not pay attention to them and they can find a better place.
In the “green belt colony” there are several placards and signs appealing world community and human rights forums to pay attention to their miseries of these poorest of poor families of time. They have placed photos famous dignitaries of the world like Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General UNO, Asif Ali zardari, president of Pakistan, Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, Priime Minster of Pakistan, Justice Muhammad Iftikhar Chaudhri, Chief Justice of Pakistan and other rulers of countries around the globe.
Instead of Thanksgiving Day Christians in Pakistan shall press upon government to provide alternatives plots to these Christian families.
Shahbaz Bhatti is Minister and can request his masters in government to rehabilitate these displaced Christians brothers to enjoy true Thanksgiving.