Christians in Pakistan will press for demand to repeal blasphemy law
07 Jan 2010
Karachi: January 6, 2010. (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC said that we will never withdraw from demand to repeal blasphemy
law nor will allow any Christian tool of government to hatch conspiracy to sabotage campaign against implementation of Islamic laws on religious minorities in Pakistan.
In a telephonic address to leaders and members of Central Council of PCC, Nazir Bhatti urged to expedite movement to repeal blasphemy law and to finalize lawsuit filing in Supreme Court of Pakistan to challenge this controversial black law.
“Ultimate solution to our issues depends in our unity and successful movement which is being damaged by some anti Christian unity lobby attempts to highjack our campaign by substandard presentations in UNHRC and EU to credit “Black Day” observed by 20 million Pakistani Christians on call of PCC on August 11, 2009” said Dr. Nazir Bhatti
Nazir Bhatti said that PCC have confirm belief that Supreme Court of Pakistan will ensure justice for Christians in Pakistan and filing of lawsuit to repeal blasphemy law will result to end violence against Christians.
The government of Pakistan announced to hold a meeting to finalize draft bill to amend blasphemy law on January 2010, in Islamabad and Pakistan Christian Congress is watching very closely on proceeding of this event.
It is impression among Christians in Pakistan that January 10, 2010, moot of government officials and minority parliamentarians will fail on reaching any consensus like previous held in October 2009.
The PPP, PML(N) and MQM selected Christian, Hindu and Ahmedi members in National Assembly and four provincial assemblies want procedural amendment in blasphemy law while PML(Q) stresses on repeal of blasphemy law.
PCC have also rejected any procedural amendment in blasphemy law and demanded repeal of law because Musharraf regime also announced amendments but incidents of Bahminwala, Korian and Gojra happened on pretext to blasphemy law.