Caretaker PM To Visit Jaranwala In Solidarity With Christians

Web DeskAugust 21, 2023
Caretaker PM To Visit Jaranwala In Solidarity With Christians

Interim Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar is set to visit Jaranwala on Monday to express solidarity with the Christian community. Kakar’s visit will encompass touring the burned churches, meeting survivors, and offering his support. Expected to be announced during the visit is compensation for those affected by the incident. Accompanying the Prime Minister will be Interim Chief Minister of Punjab, Mohsin Naqvi, and federal ministers.

In parallel, the Inspector General (IG) will provide updates on the investigation into the incident. Additionally, the Pakistan Ulema Council and the Church of Pakistan have collaboratively formed a 24-member committee to address the tragedy in Jaranwala, promote interfaith unity, and counter extremist narratives.

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The committee, led by Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi and Church of Pakistan President Bishop Azad Marshal, includes representatives from the Christian community.

The committee aims to discourage acts exploiting religion for personal or political gain and is dedicated to fostering tolerance, respect, and patience within society. Its efforts will encompass various segments of society to prevent the misuse of blasphemy or religious insult for illicit purposes.

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