Karachi, Pakistan: July 25, 2009. (PCP report) The Central Coordination Council of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC in a meeting here today unanimously passed a resolution to join campaign to observe “Black Day” on August 11, 2009,
against incidents of attacks on Christian homes in Bahman Wala, arrests of Christians under blasphemy laws, collection of Islamic Tax “Jizia” by extremist Muslims from minorities, enforced conversion of Christian women, gang rape of Christian girls, killing of innocent Christians by radical Muslims, burning of Churches, target killing of pastors, life threats to Christian businessmen and constitutional genocide of 20 million Christians in Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
PCC leaders also adopted a resolution to condemn celebration of Minorities Week from August 5-11, 2009, by Pakistan Peoples Party PPP government and to observe August 11, 2009, as “Minority Day” to mislead international community to show that “minorities are happy and enjoying equal rights in Pakistan”
It was also decided to actively take part in protest meetings in cities, towns and villages through out Pakistan to mark August 11, 2009, as “Black Day”
Addressing PCC Council leaders via telephone, Nazir S Bhatti, Chief of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC termed “Minority Day” announced by Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minister for Minorities, a mockery towards millions of Christian in Pakistan who have been deprived of equal basic democratic rights in Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Dr. Nazir S Bhatti said that incidents of Christian persecution have risen in Pakistan Peoples Party government but Christian selected members by PPP are used to propagate that Christian are enjoying equal rights in Pakistan.
“Shahbaz Bhatti is not an elected member of National Assembly of Pakistan by voters but a selected or nominated by PPP Muslim feudal lords and Christian not accept him true representative” said Nazir Bhatti
Nazir Bhatti added “ Shahbaz Bhatti is tool of Muslim feudal lords and he have no right to announce a Minority Week or Minority Day in Pakistan when Christian life and property is threatened by Muslims”
Chief of Pakistan endorsed “Black Day” to highlight Christian persecution and to press upon government to ensure social justice in society.
Minority Week was also observed by PPP government during ZA Bhutto regime when Christian Schools, colleges and hospitals were nationalized, peaceful Christian protestors were martyred and objective resolution was adopted as preamble of constitution to pave way for Islamization in Pakistan.
The announcement by Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minister of Minorities to observe Minority Week as revival of ZA Bhutto PPP government is a bargain on blood of Martyr Nawaz and James who were gunned down during peaceful protest against nationalizations of Christian institution while many Christian schools, Murray College and Gordon College are still not denationalized.
“We demand arrest of culprits of attack on Bahmin Wala village on burning 110 Christian homes and arrest of Muslims who are collecting Jizia “Islamic Tax” from Christians in major cities of Pakistan at gun-point” said Nazir Bhatti
Dr. Bhatti added “ 20 million Christians shall observe Minority Day when right to elect their representatives by their votes shall be restored, 13% Quota in jobs and education admissions in professional colleges is sanctioned and 13% seats in Senate, National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies are legislated for Christians to tally their population” ,