Lahore: June 8, 2011. (PCP) “The Muslim dominated society of Pakistan forbids Christian to eat in any restaurant in Pakistan, a Christian student is forbidden to drink water in a glass in schools in which Muslim student drinks water, a roadside Vendor will beat you and charge you for cup in which you drink tea when he recognize you as Christian, it is Pakistan where Muslim members of National Assembly of Pakistan can block a move to offer prayers for slain Christian member of parliament, so, its not surprising if Muslim members of ruling party in Punjab Assembly are resisting on presentation of annual budget by a Christian Minister Michael Kamran on June 10, 2011” said Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC, here today.
Dr. Nazir Bhatti said that hate among religious communities in Islamic Republic of Pakistan is created by Sharia legislation and Pakistan Assembly and Muslim parliamentarians are responsible for it weather they are moderate, liberal or Islamic.
“If blasphemy laws and other discriminatory laws legislated in 8th amendment to legalize Presidential Orders of General Zia-ul-Haq were abolished as present government abolished other laws in 18th amendment in constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Pakistani society might have communal harmony in state but PPP, MQM, ANP and JUI(F) coalition government legislated to remove Photo of General Zia-Ul-Haq from parliament building in 18th amendment but not dared to touch blasphemy law and other Islamic laws imposed by former dictator General Haq” added Nazir bhatti
The Sharia laws imposed by General Zia-Ul- Haq turned religious minorities in Pakistan to be infidel citizens who must pay Islamic Tax to live in Islamic Republic of Pakistan and present regime kept status- quo to prevail hate among religious communities.
“The Islamic Republic of Pakistan constitutionally empowers Muslims to abduct a Christian woman, her enforced conversion and marriage to a Muslim and protects violence against Christians” said Nazir Bhatti
Nazir Bhatti said “I am not surprised on move by Muslim legislators of Punjab Assembly to block Michael Kamran on presenting annual budget of Punjab because he is not elected representative but selected by Pakistan Muslim League PML(N) ruling party, if he was elected by Christian votes he might have power to present budget or any move in assembly”
President General Parvez Mushrraf abolished Election of Christian parliamentarians on reserved seats for minorities through President Order and imposed Joint Electorate which empowered Muslim political parties to nominate and Select minority representatives on reserved seats in parliament.