Justice Qazi Faez Isa visits the site of Jaranwala incident; says minority community would be protected in any case
Says constitution of Pak guarantees complete religious freedom for minorities, ensuring the protection of their lives, property & places of worship
JARANWALA ( Web News )
Senior puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistanm, Justice Qazi Faez Isa along with his wife Sarina Isa on Saturday paid a visit to Christian Colony in Jaranwala and met the affected members of the minority community.
Justice Qazi Faez Isa, who will take over as Chief Justice of Pakistan next month, was briefed by police and civil administration at Jaranwala’s Daanish School on the situation.
He also met the victims of the displaced minority community and expressed deep sorrow over the incident. He also visited an affected church and settlement that was attacked by a violent mob.
On the occasion, Justice Isa said it was very sad to see the losses. He told the people not to be worried. He said the minority community would be protected in any case.
Justice Isa expressed his displeasure with the deputy commissioner and said three days had passed since the incident had occurred but the affected streets had not been cleaned. He instructed the deputy commissioner to ensure cleanliness of the streets of Christian Colony immediately.
Justice Qazi Faez Isa reinforced the significance of “the white in the national flag”, saying that it “symbolises the safeguarding of minority rights.”
The constitution of Pakistan guarantees complete religious freedom for minorities, ensuring the protection of their lives, property, and places of worship, Justice Isa said.
On the occasion the wife of Justice Isa, Sarina Isa also distributed clothes and other relief goods among the affected. Justice Qazi Faiz Isa met the victims at the Daanish School before he departed.
On Wednesday, a violent mob of hundreds of people ransacked and torched several churches and residences of members of the Christian community.
A cemetery and the office of the local assistant commissioner were also vandalised. The minority community fled the area and was forced to stay in nearby fields.