1940 resoulation of Pakistan was treaty among Muslims and Christians. Islam guaranteed safety of Christians and Jews under Medina treaty, recent decree of killing two Christians to one Muslim deplored.....New York. Oct.01, 2001.
02 Oct 2001
Nazir S. Bhatti, president, Pakistan Christian Congress, condemned the attacks of Muslims on the churches and homes of Christians in the wave of calls of strikes and agitations against the government decision to join hands with international communit
He further added that Prophet (PBHU) entered into two treaties and six pacts with Jew and Christian tribes of Bani Auf, Al Harris, Sa, Ida, Jusham, An- Najjar, Amr, Al Wabiyyat, Al-Aus, Jafna, Al Shotaiba, and Hashm to defend Medina. In the same way the Christians of Pakistan have fought three wars, shoulder to shoulder with Muslims, to defend pakistan from enemies aggression and played positive role for integrity and solidarity of homeland and christian of Pakistan being part of treaty are not subject to any Fathwa of Jihad When Prophet prohibited any Decree or ' Fathwa ' against those who may have entered in any treaty or pact with Muslims before or after war.
Mr. Bhatti, expressed his grave concern on issuance of Fathwa ' decree' by the Muslim religious leaders on Friday prayer sermons to kill two Pakistani christian if one Muslim is killed by the allied forces expected attacks on Afghanistan and termed it un Islamic and against the treaty of Pakistan resoulation carrying three articles to ensure safety and guarantee of religious, social, economic and cultural values of religious minorities on joining pakistan movement and role of Christians in Round Table Conferences and Boundry Commission in favor of Pakistan are part of pakistan history, where as under articles 8-26 of constitution of Islamic Republic of pakistan 1973, the minorities are taken as sacred trust and religious decree against these citizen is violation of rights as well as against the spirit of Islam.
Mr. Bhatti, condemned the killing of Christian, burning of churches and attacks on homes since sept.11, and urged the government of Pakistan to adopt necessary measures to prevent such attack on lives of Christians to end the fear among 20 million Christians of Pakistan. He asked Christians to join and support the rallies of religious and political Muslim majority parties against terrorism in practical.