Pakistan: Christian group asks govt. for protection

Quetta, 30 August (AKI/DAWN) - The Christian Action Committee, in the restive south-western Pakistani province of Baluchistan, has asked the government to provide security at churches.

They have also demanded the arrest of all the people who attacked a church in the provincial capital Quetta on 26 August.

The members of the committee held a demonstration outside the Quetta Press Club on Tuesday.

They condemned the attack and alleged that those involved had used abusive language and insulted the women in the church.

The committee’s chairman Asif John said that on 26 August about 30 people came to the church in the city and injured the worshippers.

He said the police was informed and some people were arrested. However, a majority of them escaped. He urged the government to deploy police near the churches.

Christians form less than 2 percent of Pakistan's 147 million people, about 95 percent of whom are Muslims.


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