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President takes notice of mob’s vandalism against Christian community

Islamabad, March 09, 2013 (PPI-OT): President Asif Ali Zardari has taken notice of the incident of torching of the houses of Christian community by a mob in Badami Bagh Lahore today and has called for a report into this unfortunate incident.

Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the President while expressing grave concern over the incident of vandalism has directed the concerned authorities to ensure safety and security of lives and property of the citizens.

The President said that safeguarding the rights of all citizens- Muslims and non Muslims alike was one of the main responsibilities of the Government and it would continue undertaking every effort for protection of their rights as enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan. He said that such acts of vandalism against minorities tarnish the image of the country.

The President directed the concerned authorities that no one should be allowed to take law into his own hands and that the law and order must be ensured, the Spokesperson added.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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