PCC demanded Separate Christian Province after Central Council meeting at Karachi in 1992, and vows to continue peaceful movement. Nazir Bhatti
25 Jul 2008
Philadelphia: July 25, 2008. Nazir S Bhatti, Founder President of Pakistan Christian Congress clarified that demand of Separate Christian Province on division of Punjab is not any new issue but it was decision of PCC Central Executive Council
in a meeting in 1992, at Karachi, which was made public in a press conference at Hotel Jabees, sadder, Karachi and widely covered by national media.
PCC viewed that 18% Christians of Punjab province have legitimate right to demand Separate Christian Province like Seraiki and Hazara nations which is in best interests of solidarity and integrity of Pakistan.
PCC leader’s decision based on turning Christian to be second class citizen in Pakistan and hate among religious communities.
PCC faced immense government pressure but denied to withdraw from demand of Separate Christian Province on which establishment harassed and detained our leaders. The false cases of treason and blasphemy were registered against our workers and leaders to crush PCC.
Today, more than forty PCC leaders and workers are in exile which provided an opportunity to Christian tools of government to claim leadership of poor Pakistani Christian Nation.
Nazir Bhatti said, “ Christians of Pakistan are under oppression of establishment and in socio-economic crisis with support of so-called Christian leaders”
The true picture of situation of Christians in Pakistan is very serious. They are suffering from hunger due to unemployment and denial of equal share in resources of state, which are under total control of Muslims.
The Christian teenage girls are being gang raped and women are forcibly abducted and converted to Islam. The Christian youth is deprived of their right of higher and professional studies. The Christian families are facing hardships and under constant fear of government and Muslim neighbors.
“We have pressure from our youth to launch movement for rights and we are in constant in touch with them and urging them to stay calm” Nazir Bhatt said
Nazir Bhatti retreated that formation of Separate Christian Province is only solution to achieve social justice in Muslim dominated society of Pakistan and way to due share in national resources of state.