Pakistani Christians demand repeal of blasphemy law not revision vow of Shahbaz Bhatti. PCC
18 Sep 2009
Philadelphia; September 17, 2009. (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC said that Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minister for Minorities have lost confidence of Pakistani Christians
and his vows to revise blasphemy laws in a meeting with US Commission on International Religious Freedom in Washington is not acceptable to Christians who want repeal of controversial blasphemy law which have caused violence against them.
Nazir Bhatti said “Shahbaz Bhatti is not elected representative of Pakistani Christians but selected and imposed on Christians by Pakistan Peoples Party PPP”
“Shahbaz Bhatti vowed to repeal blasphemy laws when he was awarded by US Commission on International Religious Freedom but now he is speaking their master’s voice in Pakistan government and Pakistan Peoples Party” added Nazir Bhatti
“US and EU can not end terrorism in South Asia until Article 2 of Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan is amended and blasphemy law is repealed because its is root cause of religious extremism and protecting terrorist in Pakistan” said Nazir Bhatti
Shahbaz Bhatti, Federal Minister for Minorities, have failed to protect Christians who have been targeted in Pakistan nor he have brought culprits to justice but distributed cash to Christian victims and protected Muslim attackers who burnt alive Christians, destroyed hundreds of homes and churches.
Nazir Bhatti urged US administration to press upon Pakistan government to repeal blasphemy laws and condition US aid to Pakistan in fight against terrorism with amendment in Article 2 of constitution and repeal of blasphemy.
Nazir Bhatti also appealed to International Forums to voice for protection and security of Pakistani Christian who are attacked by Muslim extremists and targeted on accusations of blasphemy.
Nazir Bhatti said “I will present memorandum to US commission on International Religious Freedom to repeal blasphemy law on behalf of Pakistani Christians who demand repeal not revision as Shahbaz Bhatti claimed”